U.S. appeals court rules against broad interpretation of Trump's travel ban

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday ruled against President Donald Trump's effort to broadly enforce a temporary travel and refugee ban on people from certain Muslim-majority countries that the Republican president said was necessary for national security.

A three-judge 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel said that the government did not persuasively explain why the travel ban should be enforced against grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins from the six countries.

In the latest legal back and forth over the President's controversial executive order, the court also said that refugee resettlement agencies have a "bona fide" relationship with refugees, which under a standard set by the U.S. Supreme Court, should allow them into the United States.

Banned Grandmas Instagram account protests Trump's travel ban
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Banned Grandmas Instagram account protests Trump's travel ban
@hdagres is the curator of @theiranist and her Mamani is newly banned from the US.
@kia4congress's grandma 💜
Camilla Razavi with that mamani mach-o-boos #muslimban #nobannowall
Yasmin's grandma is guilty of the wild belief that each meal must be accompanied by sherry and a cigarette
Meet @anpour's late grandmother. She used to come to the US for medical treatments for her hearing. Posting this in memoriam of her and other mamanis who come to the US for medical reasons.
@destinationunknown's grandma's crime? Making amazing kookoo sabzi
Throwback to when Reza's grandma WAS allowed in the US and made it to his graduation.
Amir just finished law school in NY, but his grandma is barred from visiting to celebrate him.
Vahid 💜's his mamani
Maman Saideh won't be in NYC for Asal's graduation from Columbia University - via @maya_1957
This is Alison's mamani. Probably guilty of too much mach-o-boos.
@sanamche is an Iranian architecture student in NY. This is her grandma. Clearly this is a ban on torshi, not terrorism.
Check out the plate of shirini beside @shayanmodarres's grandma. The US will be less sweet by barring her entry.

(Reporting by Mica Rosenberg and Jonathan Stempel in New York; editing by Grant McCool)

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