Federal Judge Says Grandparents And Other Close Family Excluded From Travel Ban


In a victory for challengers of the Trump administration’s travel ban, a federal court judge late Thursday agreed once again to partially halt the ban of certain foreign nationals from six predominately Muslim countries on a nationwide basis — a direct rebuke 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. Read more at CNN.


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