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Justices Allow Strict Refugee Ban But Say Grandparents OK

posted on July 20, 2017

The Associated Press’s Mark Sherman  reports, “The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but at the same time is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S.” On Wednesday, the court upheld a ruling by District Judge Derrick Watson, which allows grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins to help refugees gain access to the country. The Supreme Court did not rule in favor of another order by Watson, which called to accept refugees formally working with a resettlement agency in the United States.

Read at The Associated Press