President Trump’s controversial travel ban targeting Sudan, Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, and Somalia, which has been greeted with unprecedented pushback from detractors, was first blocked by a federal district court before the United States Supreme Court stepped in and rule in favor of the Trump Administrations.
Shortly after the SCOTUS ruling allowing the enforcement of the ban, the state of Hawaii filed suit pressing the administration to “clarify” the language in the order on who exactly was affected in the ban.
U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson sided with Hawaii, ordering that extended family, which would include grandchildren, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law, be exempted from the ban.
“Common sense, for instance, dictates that close family members be defined to include grandparents,” Watson said in his ruling. “Indeed grandparents are the epitome of close family members.”-Fox