A federal judge in Hawaii has ruled that the government must exempt grandparents and other close relatives of U.S. residents from the limited version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban that took effect June 29.
BAL Analysis: The State Department and Justice Department are expected to review the decision and issue additional guidance. The administration will likely appeal the ruling, which broadens the categories of people who can qualify for an exemption to the travel ban based on a family tie to someone in the U.S. On the whole, those with legitimate travel needs to visit family or for work or business will not be kept from traveling for the time being, though the litigation is ongoing. BAL is carefully monitoring the situation and will continue to provide updates on important developments. An FAQ on the Executive Order and who it applies to is available here.
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