Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (order here) restored the latest travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump. Jonathan Turley, who has criticized (here and here) the challenges to the travel ban, opines here that "the Ninth Circuit is on solid ground in ruling the government can bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries with no connections to the United States."
The connection to the United States are defined as family relationships which include grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins of people in the United States. The term can also include and “formal, documented” relationships with U.S.-based entities such as universities and resettlement agencies.
The decision reverses parts of the lower court decision by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu.