WASHINGTON – The US Justice Department has moved the Supreme Court to overturn the decision of a lower court of Hawaii that weakened Donald Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim countries by allowing entry of grandparents and other relatives of US citizens and refugees.
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The judge said in his ruling, “Common sense, for instance, dictates that close family members be defined to include grandparents,” adding, “Indeed grandparents are the epitome of close family members.”
Trump slapped the ban on six Muslim countries, including Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen through executive order on March 6 for 90 days. The ban was later suspended by the lower courts.