Under the Refugee Act of 1980, the White House must set the determination for refugee admissions every year - and Trump capped the number at 50,000 in January when he issued his executive order banning travel from seven majority-Muslim countries.
The Trump administration is back at the Supreme Court, asking the justices to continue to allow strict enforcement of a temporary ban on refugees from around the world.
Judge Watson, a leftwing appointee made by Barack Obama, said refugees working with resettlement agencies in the US are considered to have a "close" relationship and must be admitted.
What constitutes as a "bona fide relationship" has since become a topic of debate. The Supreme Court agreed to review whether the whole matter is moot, given that Mr Trump's order in March (which didn't take effect until June) may technically have expired over the summer.
Even those refugees with formal assurances from a resettlement agency lack the sort of connection that should exempt them from the ban, the Justice Department argued in its new filing to the Supreme Court.
The court issued a one-paragraph statement granting the administration's request for a stay of the latest legal maneuvering involving the president's executive order on immigration.
In July, Judge Derrick Watson of U.S. District Court in Honolulu disagreed with the administration's interpretation on both points.
The high court on June 26 cleared part of the ban to take effect in the meantime, while saying the US had to admit at least some people with close relatives in the U.S.
The administration had reportedly decided not to challenge another part of the appeals court ruling that granted exemptions to grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins of legal US residents from the travel ban. Kennedy ordered those opposing the administration to file court papers by noon Tuesday. The government has maintained that such relations include family members and in-laws, but not grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles.
The Justice Department opted not to appeal that part of the 9th Circuit decision.
The administration objected, saying the relationship between refugees and resettlement agencies shouldn't count.
The much talked about Hurricane Jose was supposed to follow Irma's path and cause destruction to the already ravaged Caribbean. AST/EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Jose was located near 26.1 degrees north latitude and 66.0 degrees west longitude.
Supreme Court, he watched some porn with the justices as they decided on a case involving whether porn should be regulated. Nevertheless, Ted Cruz quickly became a trending topic and the butt of a raging internet joke machine.
Later in 2016, December, another video emerged, in which Father Tom Uzhunalil even criticised the government for his situation. Meanwhile preparations began at Father Uzhunnalil residence in Kerala's Kottayam distrcit, to welcome him.
Police in the town of Lebanon confirmed that one suspect was arrested shortly before 3 p.m., 90 minutes after the initial alert. The incident occurred at 1.27pm when an "active shooter" call was placed to authorities, according to local reports.
Hackers assailed Bithumb with a spearphishing attack, where fake emails and malware are used to try to steal virtual cash. At least one virtual currency exchange was successfully compromised in late May.
Zinedine Zidane believes his Real Madrid squad is a striker short and regrets Alavaro Morata's decision to leave the club . Real Madrid have scored in 71 straight matches in all competitions, but were held to a 1-1 draw against Levante.
Gareth Bale believes winning trophies at Real Madrid is more important than being a star man at a club like Manchester United . "I could have played much better when I returned and be able to do all those things with the ankle which I wasn't able to".
The Cardinals are placing Johnson on injured reserve, per Schefter , with the hope he'll be able to return to action in 2017. Johnson went down in pain, but got up and tried to play. "It played a factor on the fumble on his next touch".