By Libya Herald reporters.
Tunis, 15 July 2017:
Grandparents and other relatives of Libyans already living in the US can now travel to the country after a judge in Hawaii changed President Donald Trump’s latest immigration ban.
Trump’s original decision that no Libyans could enter the US was overturned in the courts. However, last month the administration partially reinstated its ban blocking those without “close” family or business relationships in the US.
Grandparents, aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces were not deemed “bona fide” relations.
Judge Derrick Watson ruled in his Hawaii court: “Common sense … dictates that close family members be defined to include grandparents. Indeed, grandparents are the epitome of close family members”.
A full Supreme Court hearing is expected later this year.