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Jeff Sessions Vows to Take Travel Ban to SCOTUS

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a statement Thursday on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decision to block President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order, vowing to take the defense of that order to the United States Supreme Court.

Texas Governor Removes Appointee Who Helped Iraq Lobby Out of Travel Ban, Report Says

Texas Governor Greg Abbott asked for the resignation of the State’s Health and Human Services (HHS) inspector general (IG) after reports that he worked for the Iraqi government as a consultant. A Texas news outlet revealed the IG assisted Iraq in getting removed from President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily restricting travel to the U.S. from certain countries.

Sally Yates (Eric Thayer / Getty)

Ted Cruz Cleaned Sally Yates’s Clock. Here’s Why.

On Monday, in a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) exposed former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates’s ignorance of the law, and the partisan nature of her decision to refuse to enforce President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending travel from several terror-prone countries.

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4 Tech Companies Lobbying for H-1B

In the age of President Donald Trump’s crackdown on the H-1B and strict enforcement of immigration law, tech conglomerates are lobbying the Congress and White House for amnesty and more foreign labor.

A foreign airline passenger is greeted by a Customs and Border Protection Officer at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia January 5, 2004. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

‘Extreme Vetting’ May Involve Social Media Passwords, Questions About Ideology

The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday on some ideas the Trump administration is discussing for the “extreme vetting” of foreign visitors, including asking the subjects to reveal their cell phone contacts, hand over the passwords to their social media accounts, supply financial records, and “answer probing questions about their ideology.”

Impartiality of Federal Judge Who Blocked Trump EO May Be in Question

Theodore Chuang, the Federal District Judge for the District of Maryland who halted most elements of President Trump’s latest executive order temporarily banning travel from six Middle Eastern countries, as well as refugees from all countries, served as deputy general counsel at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2014.

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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to Step Down in April

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz will step down from his position at the company within the next month. This decision comes after the company’s pledge to hire 10,000 refugees to protest President Trump’s temporary travel halt. The Daily Mail reports that Howard

Executive order protest (Timothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty)

Smaller Protests Greet Trump’s New Executive Order

Protests at several California airports greeted President Donald Trump’s new executive order suspending travel from terror-prone countries on Monday, but they were smaller and less vociferous than in January, according to multiple news reports.