On July 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a temporary

exemption of grandparents and other relatives (grandchildren,

aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, and

sisters-in-law) of those in the United States from President Donald

Trump's temporary travel ban to stand. However, the court

continued the temporary travel ban for certain refugees, at least

until the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit can review

the related appeal. The people affected are from Iran, Syria,

Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia. Also exempt from the travel ban,

per a Trump administration list, are parents, spouses,

fiancé(e)s, sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law,

and siblings.

The Supreme Court also denied the Trump administration's

motion to clarify its order of June 26, 2017. The Supreme

Court's brief order is at https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/071917zr_o7jp.pdf.

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