Travel Ban Nullified

Jul 17, 2017

A federal district court judge in Hawaii has found a way to nullify the Trump Administration’s travel ban. The Supreme Court’s ruling in June permitted a travel ban provided that those with a “bone fide relationship” could come into the United States. However, the high court left the term vague and undefined. Justices Thomas, Gorsuch, and Alito pointed out this absurdity in a concurrent opinion. The Trump Administration defined the term as restrictively as possible as it rushed to implement the ban. On Friday, Federal Judge Derrick Watson, began expanding the term to include “fiancés, grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.” The expansive ruling nullifies the travel ban.