Trump’s immigration and refugee ban

International passengers embrace family members as they arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport after the Trump administration's travel ban was allowed back into effect pending further judicial review, in Dulles, Virginia, U.S., June 29, 2017.

The story behind ‘Banned Grandmas’ of Instagram

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The Supreme Court reinstated part of President Trump’s travel ban last week — even barring grandparents of people already in the US. A group of Iranians — and their grannies — are hitting back, on Instagram.

A man carries the body of a dead child, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria, April 4, 2017.

President Trump, you bombed Assad for killing ‘beautiful babies.’ Why won’t you accept refugee kids?

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‘Banned’ musicians with refugee roots unite in Austin

Demonstrators rallied against the Trump administration's new ban on new refugees and against travelers from six Muslim-majority nations, outside the White House in Washington on March 6.

A judge in Hawaii just blocked Trump’s revamped immigration order

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Twelve-year-old Eman Ali of Yemen was reunited with her sister Salma, right, at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California, on Feb. 5.

Trump’s revised immigration order just hit its first legal setback

A Yemeni national who was denied entry into the US after President Donald Trump's first immigration and refugee visa ban shows the canceled visa in a passport, at Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia, Feb. 6, 2017.

President Trump, do you plan to expand the scope of your immigration and refugee ban?


President Donald Trump’s first executive order temporarily restricting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries and banning refugees was blocked in federal court. His revised order is narrower in scope, but will his administration expand on it in coming months?

Immigration activists rally against the Trump administration's new ban against travelers from six Muslim-majority nations

Will the travel ban and building a wall fix America’s immigration problems?


President Trump’s plans for a wall between Mexico and the United States and a travel ban against citizens from six Muslim-majority countries may not be the best way to fix the country’s immigration laws. Immigration law professor David Martin, who helped shape immigration policy under the Clinton and Obama administrations, thinks Trump proposals are not the solution.

Asma Abdinasir (L), a Somali national who was initially denied entry to the U.S. because of the recent travel ban, is greeted by her mother Zahra Warsma (R) at Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia, U.S. February 6, 2017.

Trump implements a new immigration and travel ban — but gives Iraq a pass

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The law does not use language about Muslims or Christianity, which will make it more acceptable to the courts, says Mana Yegani, an immigration lawyer based in Houston.

US President Donald Trump signs an executive order restricting immigration and refugee resettlement, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, Jan. 27, 2017. Federal courts later blocked the order. Picture taken January 27, 2017.

Watch live: Trump officials announce revised executive order on immigration and refugees

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An earlier order signed one week after Trump took office barred entry to all refugees for 120 days, and to all citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Refugees from Syria were barred indefinitely. Federal courts blocked that order following worldwide outrage and protests.

Woman in hijab with American flag pattern amongst men in suits and one woman in black shirt

Why the fight over how immigrants are characterized is so important


President Donald Trump emphasized the importance of supporting the victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants in his address to Congress. Yet many immigrants feel his agenda unfairly portrays them as security threats.