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Federal Judge Expands "Bona fide" Relationship List For Travel Ban

Hawaii federal judge expands the list to include grandchildren, grandparents and other extended family members

HONOLULU, HI -- A federal judge is widening the list of relatives who can open the door for people barred by the Trump travel ban. 

U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaii ruled yesterday that people from six Muslim-majority countries can enter the U.S. if they have grandparents, aunts or uncles, nieces or nephews, brothers-in-law or sisters-in-law, or cousins who are legal residents of this country. 

The U.S. Supreme Court last month ruled the administration could block people from Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia unless they have a close relationship to a person or entity in the U.S.   

The constitutionality Travel Ban as a whole will be  decided by the high court in the fall.

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