A federal judge in Tucson reversed the conviction of four humanitarian aid volunteers on religious freedom grounds, ruling that the government had embraced a “gruesome logic” that criminalizes “interfering with a border enforcement strategy of deterrence by death.”
The Trump administration is restricting immigrants from six more countries that officials said failed to meet minimum security standards, as part of an election-year push to clamp down further on immigration. The countries are Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Eritrea, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania.
The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 conservative-liberal split, authorized the Trump administration to begin using rules making it easier to deny immigrants residency or admission to the U.S. because they have used or might use public-assistance programs.
In a quiet move to restrict “birthright tourism,” the Trump Administration sent notices to all U.S. embassies and consular officers, telling them to deny B visa requests from pregnant women seeking to come to the U.S.
An Iranian student was sent home from Boston, prompting protests over the latest in a growing number of cases of international students blocked from entering the U.S. amid heightened diplomatic tensions with Iran.