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Supreme Court lets Trump administration reinstate travel ban restrictions on refugees but not on grandparents

Supreme Court lets Trump administration reinstate travel ban restrictions on refugees but not on grandparents

Supreme Court justices said Wednesday that the Trump administration could temporarily reinstate restrictions on refugee resettlement, but that it could not limit the kinds of “close” family members exempt from a ban on visitors from six mostly Muslim countries.

Legal experts said the mixed directive was another sign that the court’s conservative wing is far from being in lockstep with the administration as it considers the case over the limits to executive power on immigration and national security.

The justices overruled a Hawaii federal judge less than a week after he said tens of thousands of refugees could come into the country despite President Trump’s travel ban, which...

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