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Trump travel ban: Refugees must be allowed in country, says U.S. Court

Trump travel ban: Refugees must be allowed in country, says U.S. Court

San Francisco, California: Trump administration’s travel ban dealt another blow with a ruling by a federal court in California on Thursday. Which says, some refugees must be allowed into the country.

Trump’s ban was widely criticised as discriminatory against Muslims. He had justified the move and said it was needed to keep out terrorists.

According to a report by News18, in the new ruling, the US ninth circuit of appeals on Friday upheld a ruling by a court in Hawaii, a decision against which the administration had appealed.

The new decision states the ban must exclude “refugees who have a formal assurance from an agency within the US that the agency will provide or ensure the provision of reception and placement services to that refugee.”

It could allow the entry of some 24,000 refugees whose asylum requests had already been approved. The three-judge panel in San Francisco also confirmed that the ban cannot be applied to grandparents and other close family members living in six mainly Muslim countries.