Oct. 24, 2017: With Trump's travel ban restrictions set to expire, the administration will allow refugees from all countries -- but with new, enhanced vetting rules. Under the new rules, the administration will collect more biographical data on refugees and scrutinize their social media.
Oct. 23, 2017: The U.S. Supreme Court said it won't hear oral arguments on the legality of President Trump's original travel ban because key provisions of his March executive order had expired.
Oct. 17, 2017: Two federal judges have blocked the third version of President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban, finding it still tainted by religious discrimination.
Sept. 24, 2017: The Trump administration unveiled new travel restrictions on certain foreigners from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen as a replacement to a central portion of its controversial travel ban signed earlier this year. The new restrictions on travel vary by country and include a phased-in approach beginning in October 2017. The US Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on the legality of the travel ban next month.
July 13, 2017: Federal judge Derrick Watson agreed once again to partially halt the ban of certain foreign nationals from six predominantly Muslim countries on a nationwide basis -- a direct rebuke to the government's attempt to limit the close family members allowed in the US. Most specifically, Thursday's decision means that "grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins of persons in the United States" will now count as sufficiently close family relationships to gain entry into the country.
June 26, 2017: The Supreme Court has allowed parts of President Donald Trump's travel ban to go into effect and will hear oral arguments on the case this fall. The court is allowing the ban to go into effect for foreign nationals who lack any "bona fide relationship with any person or entity in the United States."
June 1, 2017: The Trump administration asks the Supreme Court to allow the President's travel ban that blocks entry from six Muslim-majority countries to go into effect. In its filings, the administration asked the nine justices to consider the legality of President Donald Trump's executive order, a move that appeals a ruling by the 4th Circuit that upheld a nationwide halt to the ban.
May 2017: The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals largely affirmed a federal judge's decision from March, which found the core provision of the revised executive order -- temporarily blocking foreign nationals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the US -- likely violates the Constitution because its primary purpose was to disfavor Muslims. The 4th Circuit held that the executive order is composed of "vague words of national security" but in context "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination."
Feb. 3: Federal judge temporarily halts provisions: US District Court Judge James Robart blocked the ban nationwide. He ruled that the states that filed the lawsuit "have met their burden of demonstrating that they face immediate and irreparable injury as a result of the signing and implementation of the executive order."
Jan. 30: Trump fires Yates: The President fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she declined to defend the the travel ban.
Jan. 30: President Obama criticizes order: Obama said he "fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion," according to a statement through a spokesman.
Jan. 29: Federal judge in Massachusetts issues a temporary restraining order - A federal judge in Massachusetts blocked a part of the order in a case brought by lawyers for two lawful permanent residents who are college professors.
Jan. 29: Trump vigorously defends ban - President Trump defended the order, insisting it would protect the country from terrorists. "This is not about religion -- this is about terror and keeping our country safe," the President wrote in a statement.
Jan. 28: Protests begin nationwide - Mass protests start at airports across the United States in opposition to the travel ban.
Jan. 27, 2017: Trump signs executive order -Trump issues the executive order banning entry for 90 days by citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. The order also indefinitely halts refugees from Syria.