Trump border ban: White House stands firm over crackdown on refugees

Media captionProtesters shouted “let them in” at demonstrations at New York’s JFK Airport The Trump administration is standing firm over its ban on refugees from seven countries despite court rulings and mass protests against the move. Mr Trump tweeted: “Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW,” while his chief of staff said only […]

US refugee ban: Canada’s Justin Trudeau takes a stand

Media captionJustin Trudeau, speaking on 13 January: “There are things we hold dear that the Americans haven’t prioritised” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken a stand on social media against the temporary US ban on refugees and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. Mr Trudeau underscored his government’s commitment to bringing in “those fleeing persecution, […]

Trump puts Bannon on security council, dropping joint chiefs

Trump puts Bannon on security council, dropping joint chiefs

Image copyright EPA Image caption Commentators say Mr Bannon’s role is expanding beyond politics President Donald Trump is reshuffling the US National Security Council (NSC), downgrading the military chiefs of staff and giving a regular seat to his chief strategist Steve Bannon. Mr Bannon, formerly the head of the populist right-wing, Breitbart News website, will […]

Trump executive order: UK ministers to press US on ban

Trump executive order: UK ministers to press US on ban

Image copyright AFP/PA Image caption Boris Johnson and Amber Rudd have are to speak to their opposite numbers in the US Prime Minister Theresa May has told her foreign secretary and home secretary to contact their US counterparts about a travel ban imposed by President Trump. Boris Johnson is pressing Mr Trump’s advisers to exempt […]

Airbnb offers free housing to those hit by Trump ban

Airbnb offers free housing to those hit by Trump ban

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Airbnb chief executive Brian Chesky has offered free accommodation Airbnb has offered free accommodation to people left stranded by President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions. On Friday the president signed an executive order barring immigrants and visitors from seven, largely Muslim, countries from the US for 90 days. Some of the […]

Trump executive order: US judge temporarily halts deportations

Media captionProtesters shouted “let them in” at demonstrations at New York’s JFK Airport A US judge has issued a stay temporarily halting the deportation of visa holders or refugees under an executive order from President Trump. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a legal case early on Saturday in response to the order. The […]

US refugee ban: Canada’s Justin Trudeau takes a stand

US refugee ban: Canada’s Justin Trudeau takes a stand

Image copyright Reuters Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken a stand on social media against the temporary US ban on refugees and immigration from designated countries. In a series of tweets, Mr Trudeau underscored his government’s commitment to bringing in “those fleeing persecution, terror & war”. Within hours, Mr Trudeau’s tweets had been shared […]

US judge temporarily halts visa detentions

US judge temporarily halts visa detentions

US judge temporarily halts detentions of visa holders from seven Muslim countries under Trump immigration order This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via […]

Trump and Putin make counter-terror top priority in first call

Trump and Putin make counter-terror top priority in first call

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump – flanked by his vice president and senior aides – speaks to President Putin from the Oval Office Donald Trump held a series of phone calls with world leaders on Saturday – including one with Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin said both sides had agreed to make fighting […]

Trump executive order: Refugees detained at US airports

Media captionUm Ahmad Kiwan, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan: “Some days we wish we were back under shelling” Refugees arriving in the US are being held at airports after President Trump issued an order barring migrants and refugees from several Muslim countries. Protesters are gathering at New York’s John F Kennedy airport to demand […]