Trump pressing ahead with ‘extreme vetting’ in spite of court battles

Trump pressing ahead with ‘extreme vetting’ in spite of court battles

“This form simply puts into writing questions that consular officials could have and may have asked visa applicants before to determine whether they should be admitted to the United States,” said Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor of immigration law at Cornell Law School.

At the very least, Yale-Loehr said he expects the new form will be used to delay – and possibly deny – visa applications while Trump’s travel ban languishes in court.

“We’ll have to see over time whether, as applied, it seems that certain groups of people are being denied visas because of this form,” he said.

View the full article from The Guardian here.

U.S. now can ask travelers for Facebook, Twitter handles

U.S. now can ask travelers for Facebook, Twitter handles

I was quoted by USA Today in an article addressing the new Department of State form that asks for visa applicants’ social media account information. The effort to review social media accounts is an already existing one, however, I believe the new form will be used as a way to further delay and deny visas.

The full article can be accessed on USA Today’s website.

Trump’s best bet at passing an immigration order may be to let this one die, and he’s apparently considering it

Trump’s best bet at passing an immigration order may be to let this one die, and he’s apparently considering it

Business Insider and I discussed which sections of Donald Trump’s travel ban Executive Order were the most controversial.

Read the full article below to learn more about the reason it was struck down and what changes the Trump administration will have to make if they want to successfully rewrite it.

http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-rewrite-immigration-order-ban-supreme-court-2017-2