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Are Grandparents Close Family for Travel Ban Purposes? So Far, They Are

Posted Jul 24, 2017

In June, The Supreme Court had agreed to hear an appeal over the travel ban and allowed the ban to be partially reinstated, except for travelers with “close family” already in the U.S. But after the US State Department issued a clarification denying that status to grandparents, grandchildren, and other extended family members, a Ninth Circuit judge ruled in opposition. The US Supreme Court has agreed , at least until the appeal is heard.  For more information, see: NBC News, NPR.