Trump Admin. Fights For Broad Travel Ban In 9th Circ.

By Kelly Knaub (August 10, 2017, 10:53 PM EDT) -- The federal government told the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday that a "formal assurance" from a refugee resettlement agency is not enough to exempt a foreign national from the Trump administration's travel ban, nor are the state of Hawaii's "unpersuasive" efforts to widen the definition of "close" family. 

In a reply brief, the U.S. Department of Justice continued to fight a July ruling from U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii holding that refugees with assurances of resettlement are exempt from President Donald Trump's executive order barring nationals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., as are grandparents, in-laws and...

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