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Laptops and Tablets Are Now Banned from Use on 56 Routes to the US

March 21, 2017 The United States will prohibit passengers traveling on several routes to the US from the Middle East and North Africa from bringing electronics larger than a smartphone on board with them. The Department of Homeland Security will publicly announce the rule as early as today (March 21), according to senior...

Laptops and Tablets Have Been Banned From Being Used on 56 Routes to the US

March 21, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The United States will prohibit passengers traveling on several routes to the US from the Middle East and North Africa from bringing electronics larger than a smartphone on board with them. The Department of Homeland Security will publicly announce the rule as early as today (March 21), according to senior...

Laptops and Tablets Have Been Banned from Being Used on 56 Routes to the U.S.

March 21, 2017 The United States will prohibit passengers traveling on several routes to the US from the Middle East and North Africa from bringing electronics larger than a smartphone on board with them. The Department of Homeland Security will publicly announce the rule as early as today (March 21), according to senior...

Trump’s Immigration Order Doesn’t Affect Citizenship Applications

February 1, 2017 Citizenship and Immigration Services has confirmed to Quartz that president Donald Trump’s 90-day suspension on providing “immigration benefits” to nationals of Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen as part of his executive order on immigration does not preclude those nationals from gaining citizenship through naturalization. “USCIS will continue...

Transportation Department’s Fix for Airlines’ Tech Problems is To Do Nothing

August 19, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow From the U.S. to U.K. to India and elsewhere, technical failures have been plaguing the commercial aviation industry in recent years. We’ve counted 24 major disruptions in the U.S. since 2015. Yet, the Transportation Department has no plans to try regulate the industry into technical resiliency. A spokesperson for the...

The Transportation Department's Fix For Airlines’ Tech Problems is to Do Nothing

August 19, 2016 From the US to UK to India and elsewhere, technical failures have been plaguing the commercial aviation industry in recent years. We’ve counted 24 major disruptions in the US since 2015. Yet, the US Department of Transportation has no plans to try to regulate the industry into technical resiliency. A...

Federal Government Finds Few Buyers for Its Paywalled Immigration Data

August 8, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. government says it doesn’t want to release data about who’s entering the country because it charges for that information. But no one has purchased access to the databases in more than two years, records reveal. I’m suing for the data in question, which include anonymous immigration records and...

The Government is Finding Few Buyers For Its Paywalled Immigration Data

August 8, 2016 The US government says it doesn’t want to release data about who’s entering the country because it charges for that information. But no one has purchased access to the databases in more than two years, records reveal. I’m suing for the data in question, which include anonymous immigration records and...

The DHS Proposal to Shorten Security Lines Asks Airlines to Give Up Over $1 Billion

May 19, 2016 The Department of Homeland Security has asked airlines to waive checked baggage fees as a temporary solution to alleviate long lines at airport security checkpoints. That’s a billion dollar ask. US airlines collected $3.8 billion in bag fees in 2015, according to the Department of Transportation, with over a $1...

The TSA's Airport Security Line Problem, In a Single Chart

May 18, 2016 The limits of America’s aviation security apparatus are quickly being exposed as the country’s peak travel season begins. Lines at Transportation Safety Administration checkpoints have been reported to take hours, while in prior years it took mere minutes to pass through security. The reasons for the seemingly endless lines in...

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