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State had argued that subjecting grandparents and other relatives to the travel ban was “preposterous.”
The state argues the new rules are remain too restrictive because they subject grandparents and other relatives of visa holders to the travel ban.
The ban’s definitions of close family relationships are based on immigration law, U.S. attorneys say in filing with Honolulu court.
Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin says the Trump administration’s scaled-back travel ban is illogical in establishing close family relationships.
UPDATED: A ruling isn’t expected until late next week, state Attorney General Doug Chin said Friday.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the ban can partially take effect for now, and agreed to hear arguments in the case this fall.
After winning at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Hawaii’s attorney general expects the challenge to Trump’s executive order to reach the high court.
“Immigration, even for the president, is not a one-person show,” say the 9th Circuit judges in Seattle.
The president’s approval rating of 32 percent is actually higher than the percentage of the state vote he received in November.
The Virginia-based appeals court says even the Trump’s administration’s revised effort targeting Muslim-majority countries is illegal.
A 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel Monday heard arguments in Hawaii’s lawsuit to block key parts of the executive order restricting travel and immigration from countries.
UPDATED: President’s spokesman expresses confidence that a Honolulu’s judge’s ruling will be overturned.