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Exceptions to the Travel ban now explained by US Govt

The US State Department has now issued their guidance on what constitutes the “close ties” to the United States which the US Supreme Court says will operate as an exception to the Muslim Travel Ban (from those named six countries).  Family members who are in the United States who are US Citizen children, spouses, parents,…

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Supreme Court decision narrowly reinstates part of Trump’s Muslim travel ban

Here is a breakdown of the Supreme Court decision – June 26, 2017.  This is only a preliminary decision and is not the final decision on the legal actions challenging President Trump’s travel ban. * According to the Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday, parts of the second Travel Ban are now in effect while the Supreme…

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Travel Ban # 2 announced

They are not calling it a “Muslim” travel ban but it includes only the countries of ; Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Yemen and Iran. Iraq is now off the barred country list. The bat does not apply to greencard holders or to those already with visas approved. The travel ban goes into effect on March…

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California Senate Bill 54 aims to hinder ICE activities in California

California legislator Kevin De Leon has initiated SB 54 in the attempt “to get our local law enforcement officers out of the business of enforcing federal immigration policy” according to Rep. De Leon.  California appreciates their immigrant communities and realizes that they are an engine for economic growth and not a detriment to society.  Therefore,…