US Travel Ban Narrows With Judge’s Ruling
Prepare your spare room. Hawaiian District Judge Derrick Watson has ruled that last month’s Supreme Court decision to only welcome travelers from six Muslim-majority countries if they have “bona fide” family or business ties has been interpreted too narrowly. Grandparents weren’t initially considered close family, but Watson said they and other relatives should be allowed in under the ruling. He also explicitly approved refugees who have a relationship with a resettlement agency to cross American borders. Advocacy groups estimate an additional 24,000 refugees will now gain admission to the U.S.