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Federal Court Strikes Down Part of Travel Ban

The U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii modified its preliminary injunction to prevent the government from enforcing the travel ban, Executive Order 13780, against grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins of persons in the United States. It held that the government’s narrow interpretation of “close familial relationship” was unconstitutional. READ MORE

Travel Ban Close Family Member Includes Fiance

The government has just expanded the list of qualifying “close family members” for an exception to the travel ban to include a fiancé. The DOS released a cable yesterday implementing Trump’s executive order travel ban, which included spouses but not fiancés. The state of Hawaii may be litigating the government’s position, since a close family READ MORE

DOS Issues Cable Implementing Trump’s Travel Ban

The US Department of State just issued its cable implementing Trump’s travel ban for foreign nationals from six Muslim-majority countries, which can be found at http://live.reuters.com/Event/Live_US_Politics/989297085. The executive order (E.O.) ban will take effect at 8 pm tonight and will suspend the entry of, or visa issuance to, certain aliens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, READ MORE