HONOLULU — Attorneys for the U.S. government say the close family relationships allowed under the Trump administration’s travel ban are based on definitions outlined by immigration law.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowed the administration to partially restore the travel ban last week.
People from six majority-Muslim countries who want news visas will have to prove a close family relationship or a relationship with an entity such as a business in the U.S.
Those relationships include a parent, spouse, son, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling.
Hawaii filed an emergency motion asking a judge to clarify that the ban can’t be enforced against other relationships such as grandparents, aunts and uncles.
A government filing Monday says the judge should deny Hawaii’s request or wait until a clarification request can be made to the Supreme Court.