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Update On FAQs After Hawaii District Court Decision

Posted in Department of State, Executive Order, Travel

On July 14, 2017, Judge Derrick Watson from the Hawaii District Court expanded the definition of “close familial relationship” to include grandparents, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition, Judge Watson ruled that for refugees, a bona fide relationship with an entity can include a U.S. resettlement agency that has issued a “formal assurance.”  In this situation, the U.S. cannot block entry of a refugee.

To read previous alert, click here.