Tag: Judge Derrick Watson

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Full SCOTUS Keeps Trump Travel Ban in Place Till October

At least four more Supreme Court Justices signed on to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s stay of the Ninth and Fourth Circuits Tuesday, keeping President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from six Muslim-majority countries in place until the final case is heard this October.

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SCOTUS Again Reins in Ninth Circuit on Travel Ban

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kenndy stepped into the fracas over President Donald Trump’s executive order travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries once again Monday, staying an injunction from the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Fourth Circuits at the request of the Department of Justice.

International travelers wait to have their passports checked at O'Hare International Airport on September 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. OHare is the first airport in the U.S. to offer Automated Passport Control (APC) which is designed to help travelers move quickly through the U.S. border clearance process by allowing them to enter information at a self-service kiosk. In 2013 67 million passengers passed through O'Hare, another 20 million passed through Chicago's Midway Airport which is also using the APC system. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Refugee Arrivals Trickle to Virtual Halt After Federal Judge’s Decision Expands ‘Bona Fide Relationship’

In the five days since U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson ruled the Trump administration must include grandparents and other distant relatives as “bona fide relationships” when determining eligibility for visa applications and participation in the federal refugee resettlement program, new refugee arrivals have trickled to a virtual stop.

Dept of Homeland Security Inspector General Treating Leaks Selectively

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth, an Obama appointee, is treating the February 24 leak of a draft DHS document central to the separate decisions by two federal judges revoking President Trump’s travel ban on March 15 differently than he did the April 2, 2015 unauthorized leak of private information about Rep. Jason Chaffetz from the employment files of the Secret Service.