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Trump's Travel Ban Won't Affect Grandparents, SCOTUS Rules

Grandparents and cousins of Americans won't be barred from entering the United States under President Donald Trump's travel ban—which restricts travel from six Muslim-majority countries—per a ruling issued Wednesday by the Supreme Court, USA Today reports.

That decision upholds a ruling last week by Derrick Watson, the Hawaii-based federal judge who diluted the impact of Trump's ban by allowing more distant relatives of Americans to enter the country.

USA Today also reports that the Supreme Court blocked the part of Watson's ruling that would have allowed more refugees from those six countries to enter the U.S., forcing the issue to a federal appeals court.