Grandparents Exempt From Trump Travel Ban: Hawaii Court

Law360, New York (July 14, 2017, 2:00 PM EDT) -- A Hawaii federal court on Thursday broadened the definition of which “extended” family members may come to the U.S. under President Donald Trump’s travel ban, partially rejecting U.S. Department of State guidance that blocked grandparents and grandchildren.

Judge Derrick K. Watson ruled that the government may not use the partly reinstated ban to exclude extended family also including brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

In light of the Supreme Court’s June 26 order that revived elements of the ban, Judge Watson said that the...
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