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US Court allows extended family members of US citizens from 6 Muslim nations to enter US

A US Court has allowed extended family members of US citizens from six majority-Muslim nations to lawfully enter the US. All three judges of the 9th Circuit Court ruled unanimously in the case related to US President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The ruling takes effect five days following the filing of the modified preliminary injunction, which was filed yesterday.

Immigrants from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen were instructed by the Supreme Court in June that visitors from their home countries would be banned unless they had a bona fide relationship to people or entities in the US.

The Court continued that such bona fide relationships would include immediate family members and in-laws. Importantly, other family members as grandparents, grandchildren, cousins, aunts and uncles were excluded from under the court’s June per curiam decision.

Source: AIR