Hanadi Al-Hai (R) welcomes her mother traveling from Jordan on a Yemeni passport following the reinstatement by the U.S. Supreme Court of portions of President Donald Trump's executive order targeting travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake - RTS197BP

(HONOLULU) — In another setback for President Donald Trump, a federal judge in Hawaii has further weakened his already diluted travel ban by vastly expanding the list of family relationships with U.S. citizens that visa applicants can use to get into the U.S.
The ruling is the latest piece of pushback in the fierce fight set off by the ban Trump first attempted in January. It will culminate with arguments in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in October.
The current rules aren’t so much an outright ban as a tightening of already-tough visa policies affecting citizens from six Muslim-majority countries: Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran and Yemen. People from those countries who already have visas will be allowed into the country. Only narrow categories of people, including those with relatives named in Thursday’s ruling, will be considered for new visas.
U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson on Thursday ordered the government not to …
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