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Court Rejects Trump Administration's Travel Ban Exemptions

U.S. appeals court rejected the Trump administration’s limited view of who is allowed into the country under travel ban.

The Justice Department says it will take President Donald Trump’s much-litigated travel ban to the Supreme Court once more.

It comes after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected the administration’s limited view of who is allowed into the U.S. under the president’s travel ban. The three-judge panel says grandparents, cousins and similarly close relations of people in the U.S. shouldn’t be prevented from coming to the country.

The court also says refugees accepted by a resettlement agency should be allowed in.

In a statement, the Justice Department said, “The Supreme Court has stepped in to correct these lower courts before, and we will now return to the Supreme Court to vindicate the executive branch’s duty to protect the nation.”

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