Trump travel ban: Judge expands definition of ‘close relative’

Source: BBC

Grandparents and other relatives of people living in the US cannot be barred from entering under President Trump’s travel ban, a judge has ruled. The order, by District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii, is a fresh legal blow to Mr Trump’s immigration crackdown. The judge said the ban had interpreted a Supreme Court ruling too narrowly. That decision, made last month, partly reinstated the ban on refugees and travellers from six Muslim-majority countries. It said only those with “bona fide” family ties would be let into the US. But the Trump administration decided that did not include grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Judge Watson, however, disagreed – and ordered that those restrictions should not be enforced.

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