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Federal Judge Just Blocked Parts Of Trump’s Travel Ban On Extended Family

On Thursday a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made a unanimous decision to reject the Trump administration’s travel ban that would have denied extended family members from entering the United States.

Trump ignited the travel ban shortly after he began his presidency which brought a lot of criticism. Trump had signed an executive order that banned people from Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. but was shortly blocked by the court.

Trump was forced to rewrite the ban and in June the Supreme Court ruled allowing the travel ban to take effect, albeit on a limited basis.

On Thursday the panel ruled unanimously to uphold a district court judge’s ruling that President Trump’s executive order on travel had too narrow a view of exceptions to rules the Supreme Court made back in June.

The Supreme Court will hear a lawsuit against the policy this fall.

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