The Trump administration will now allow grandparents of U.S. citizens from the six Muslim-majority countries named in President Trump's travel ban to obtain visas and enter the United States, according to a new report.
The Justice Department appealed the decision from the Hawaii District Court to the Supreme Court on Friday night.
The cable, dated July 14, updated the definition of "close family" allowed to enter the U.S. under the temporary travel ban to include grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts and uncles, nephews and nieces, and first cousins.
The Trump administration narrowly defined "bona fide relationship" to mean parents, spouses, siblings, children, and fiancées.
Under the administration's definition, grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins from the six Muslim-majority countries were prohibited from entering the U.S.