The new restrictions impact citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.
In upholding a ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii, a 9th Circuit panel also said that refugees accepted by a resettlement agency shouldn’t be banned.
The suit says ending protections for young immigrants would “punish and disparage people with Mexican roots.”
While Hawaii has led the legal charge against the administration’s travel ban, Gov. David Ige is not supporting the sanctuary movement.
The Trump administration’s intent to exclude grandparents and others from the relationships that allow entry to the U.S. is called “nonsense.”
UPDATED: The Trump administration will appeal the ruling, which found that grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, aunts and other relatives should be exempted.
A new court ruling could come this week as the state revamps its latest challenge to the Trump administration.