Federal appeals court allows partial implementation of travel ban

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday allowed [order, PDF] President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban to go partially into effect. The partial ban applies to people of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad, who do not have a connection to the US, defined in the ban as, “such persons including grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.” Citizens with a tie to an “entity” in the US may also be admitted,…

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