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The Trump Travel Ban: Let's Define "Bona Fide" Students Carefully

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled on President Trump's proposed travel ban from six nations in the Middle East and Africa, as my colleague Andrew Arthur has reported, let me suggest a careful definition of one of the populations excluded from the ban.

The Court allowed part of the ban to go forward, but accepted the future entry of several groups of persons who have a "bona fide" relationship with someone, or some institution, in the United States.

SCOTUS Grants Certiorari in Trump Travel Cases and Stays Injunctions in Part

The Supreme Court issued today a per curiam order, in which it agreed to the government's request for certiorari and partially granted the government's application to stay preliminary injunctions in two recent circuit court decisions that enjoined, in part, provisions of Executive Order 13,780, captioned "Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrori

Defining Immigrants, Noncitizens, Aliens, Nonimmigrants, and Nationals

Who's Who in Immigration Law?

Two recent events prompted me to think about the use of nomenclature in immigration law.

One was a tweet criticizing a colleague for using the word "alien". The second was my review of Moncrieffe v. Holder, 133 S. Ct. 1678 (2013), a case involving the application of the term "aggravated felony" under section 101(a)(43)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

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