The Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration’s attempt to include grandparents and other relatives of U.S. citizens in the revised travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries, The Daily Caller reports.
But the court did give Trump a partial win when it temporarily blocked an order by the Hawaii district court extending the exemption to refugees who are assured of a placement in the country by a U.S.-based refugee resettlement agency.
The high court said the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals will have to review the matter.
The Supreme Court’s conservative judges – Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch – said they would have rejected the full district court order.
The Supreme Court’s latest decision means that grandparents, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, cousins, and siblings-in-law are no longer covered by the 90-day travel ban.
Last month, in what President Donald Trump hailed as a victory for his immigration policy, the Supreme Court said that the federal government can block the entry to the U.S. of citizens from six countries – Syria, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Somalia – but with an exemption for people who have a “bona fide relationship” to a person or entity in the country.