Ben Stevens, the chief of staff to Gov. Mike Dunleavy, said in a memo to state workers on Monday that these are cost-saving measures in reaction to lower oil prices. He did not cite coronavirus.
Justice Anthony Kennedy delays implementation of an appeals court ruling that would have allowed certain refugees from six Muslim countries to enter the U.S. despite the Trump administration’s order.
Justices upheld a lower court order that said grandparents and other relatives qualify as close family and are exempt from the Trump travel ban for citizens of six Muslim-majority countries.
In what President Trump President Trump calls “a clear victory for our national security,” the Supreme Court says that parts of his revised travel ban can take effect.
The 9th Circuit largely upheld an injunction that blocks key portions of the president’s travel ban from going into effect. The decision comes weeks after a similar opinion from the 4th Circuit.
Saying the Constitution gives the president “broad authority” over immigration, the Trump administration seeks to reinstate a ban on travel to the U.S. from six majority-Muslim countries.
A federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, is preparing to hear arguments about the legality of President Trump’s revised travel ban. Immigrant advocates argue it discriminates against Muslims.
The Kennedy-Lugar YES Program was was created in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks to bridge religious and cultural barriers. A pair of Muslim YES exchange students report a warm welcome in Juneau as the federally funded program enters its seventh year — despite uncertainty over its fate under the Trump administration.
Before President Trump’s second travel ban could take effect, two judges blocked it. The Justice Department has filed a notice of appeal in one of those cases, setting up another showdown.
The judge issued a temporary restraining order that prevents the president’s revised executive order from taking effect at midnight and barring refugees and visitors from six mostly Muslim countries.