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Hawaii Judge expands definition of "close relative" in Trump's travel ban

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Howard Terry | 15 July, 2017, 00:46

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson ruled late Thursday the administration must allow in grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and cousins.

"Common sense, for instance, dictates that close family members be defined to include grandparents", Watson said.

The decision delivered the latest blow to the Trump administration's attempts to prevent people from Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia from traveling to the U.S. While Trump has framed the policy as a national security issue, several courts have found a discriminatory basis.

When the government started enforcing the restrictions three days later, it chose to allow the entry based on "close family relationships" so far as that phrase covered a parent, parent-in-law, spouse, fiancé, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, sibling (whether whole or half), and "step relationships".

At the same time, the US government has given all foreign governments 50 days to certify they meet new U.S.travel requirements or risk the possibility of sanctions.

In fact, the president seemed most concerned today with heading to his golf club in New Jersey, which is hosting the LPGA's U.S. Open this weekend.

In addition to the "close familial" relationship challenge, there's now a challenge on behalf of refugees over what kind of relationship with a US entity counts as being "formed in the ordinary course" and not merely to evade the order.

The state of Hawaii, which has been suing over the travel ban, soon asked Watson to intervene.

His ruling also expands the list of relatives allowed in under the travel ban. Because every refugee who comes to the USA has been placed with a resettlement agency, this decision should (in theory) mean that refugees can start coming to the United States normally again.

"An assurance from a United States refugee resettlement agency... is formal, it is a documented contract, it is binding... bona fide does not get any more bona fide than that", he wrote. In ruling that way, the judge rejected the government's argument that such assurances were not sufficient to justify entry.

"The Supreme Court has had to correct this lower court once, and we will now reluctantly return directly to the Supreme Court to again vindicate the rule of law and the Executive Branch's duty to protect the nation", said Sessions. "When someone has been a refugee living in a camp for a few years, they've already gone through an extreme vetting process and for the U.S.to say we still don't have enough information does not make sense".

Because of the temporary nature of the 90-day ban, it isn't clear exactly what will be left for the justices to decide in October.

"The federal court today makes clear that the United States government may not ignore the scope of the partial travel ban as it sees fit", said Chin.

The case is State of Hawaii v. Trump, 17-cv-00050, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii (Honolulu). Those that do already face intensive screenings before receiving visas.

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