Travel laws and regulations

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen shakes hands with Alex Wong, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State during the 2018 Hsieh Nien Fan of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
March 21, 2018 - 10:41 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat said at an event in Taipei on Wednesday that the United States wishes to "bolster Taiwan's ability to defend its democracy" after President Donald Trump signed a new law promoting official exchanges between the two sides that has drawn protests from...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2018 file photo, Hawaii Lt. Gov. Doug Chin poses for a photo in Honolulu. Chin, a well-known Democratic candidate for Congress who gained notoriety opposing President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting mostly-Muslim countries is being forced to explain a decades-old rant perceived as intolerant of gay people. Chin said he won't "quibble" about what's on a recording posted on YouTube last year, or its context, and has apologized. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
March 16, 2018 - 10:35 am
HONOLULU (AP) — A well-known Democratic candidate for Congress who gained notoriety opposing President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting mostly Muslim countries is being forced to explain a decades-old rant perceived as intolerant of gay people. Hawaii Lt. Gov. Doug Chin said he won't "quibble"...
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testifies before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources during a committee hearing on the President's Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2019, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
March 13, 2018 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke bristled Tuesday under questioning by Democrats about his travel spending as the Trump administration seeks deep cuts to conservation programs and fee increases at national parks. Zinke testified before a Senate committee about the agency's proposed $...
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Chad's President Idriss Deby welcomes U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the Presidential Palace in N'Djamena, Chad, Monday, March 12, 2018. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)
March 12, 2018 - 1:39 pm
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — On an unlikely visit to dusty and desolate Chad, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday told the African nation's citizens they're welcome in the United States. It wasn't enough to overcome a Trump administration travel ban that Chad's top diplomat declared an injustice...
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FILE-- In this JAN. 18, 20178 file photo, is California Attorney General Xavier Becerra at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra, who was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to fill the term of Kamala Harris after she was elected to the U.S. Senate, is being challenged by a fellow Democrat, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
March 03, 2018 - 12:18 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has become the face of the state's resistance to President Donald Trump, challenging the Republican administration's policies nearly four dozen times in court and providing the kind of meat-and-potatoes opposition that Democratic...
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In this Feb. 22, 2018 photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens during a meeting between President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The administration is telling the Supreme Court in the travel ban case that judges are increasingly using what are called nationwide injunctions to stop "a federal policy everywhere." The Justice Department says the high court should "reject the deeply misguided practice," which has also been used against the administration’s crackdown on “sanctuary cities,” President Donald Trump’s announced ban on transgender military service members and, most recently, the effort to end legal protections for young immigrants. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 02, 2018 - 5:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is looking for ways to deal with its recurring frustration: individual federal judges who have put the brakes on one major administration policy after another. The administration is telling the Supreme Court in a case about President Donald Trump's travel...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, director Feras Fayyad poses for a portrait at the 90th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Fayyad's film, "Last Men in Aleppo," is nominated for an Oscar for best documentary. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
March 01, 2018 - 3:46 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — A rescue worker portrayed in a Syrian film nominated for an Academy Award is waiting in his war-torn country for a visa to the U.S. to attend what could possibly be the most joyous event of his young life. Mahmoud, 29, who wants to only use his first name to protect his family, is one...
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February 15, 2018 - 1:56 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest travel ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is "unconstitutionally tainted with animus toward Islam," a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, delivering another blow to the policy. In a 9-4 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of...
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February 11, 2018 - 3:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a storm that brought snow and freezing rain to the upper Midwest (all times local): 2 p.m. More than two dozen counties in Indiana have been placed under some sort of travel restriction due to snow and freezing rain. The Indianapolis Star reports that the Indiana...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2012 file photo, Dana Boente, then First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, speaks outside federal court in Alexandria, Va. Boenete, an understated career federal prosecutor, has found himself at the epicenter of several of the Trump administration’s biggest controversies. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 09, 2018 - 1:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump fired the acting attorney general last year for refusing to defend his controversial travel ban, Dana Boente stepped into the job. When Trump abruptly ousted dozens of Obama-era federal prosecutors, Boente was tasked with letting them know. And when...
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