US Supreme Court ruled that an expanded list of family relations are exempted from the
Trump's second travel ban on nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
The Supreme Court justices rejected the administration's position on enforcing restrictions on grandparents and other relatives by letting a court order from Hawaii stand, but allowed the Trump administration to enforce restrictions against refugees whose only ties to the US are offers of assistance from non-profit refugee resettlement agencies, which covers approximately 24,000 awaiting refugees.
The administration filed a motion with the Supreme Court to clarify the scope of its decision reinstating the ban but allowing people with "a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States" to enter the country. The motion was filed after a federal judge is Hawaii ruled that Trump's administration travel ban implementation on nationals of six predominantly Muslim countries was too narrow. The order directed the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State to allow grandparents and other close relatives of US residents to be admitted to the United States. The judge also declared that refugees with "assurance from the United States refugee resettlement agency" could not be barred. The Supreme Court's order today stays—or puts on hold—the portion of the Hawaii judge's order concerning refugee resettlement agencies.
The Supreme Court has announced that it will make a final decision on the constitutionality of President Trump's Travel Ban sometime this fall.