It’s not really so much about whether or not the United States is safe from extremists from unstable failed states who would love nothing better than to come here and wreak havoc, but rather the real issue is whether Shep’s “Nana” would be able to get in, were she alive and a citizen of Sudan – or something.
“Nana in heaven,” the Fox News host began. “I know you watch, from your place in heaven this hour. You are my close family after all. It is now proclaimed when it comes to President Trump’s travel ban, that’s according to a federal judge in Hawaii who says ‘It’s just common sense that grandparents are close family members.’ The ruling covers the entire country.”
But the Trump Administration is fighting back. On Friday, the Justice Department filed a motion asking the Supreme Court to overturn Hawaii U.S. district judge Derrick Watson’s ruling that exempts grandparents of U.S. citizens and refugees who are being processed for resettlement from those six countries, according to The Hill.
While SCOTUS has announced it plans to hear the travel ban case, it also partially lifted a previous injunction on the entire order. Now, people with a “bona fide relationship” with an individual or entity in the United States can enter the country.
But “bona fide relationship,” according to the Trump Administration, does not include non-immediate family members like grandparents, aunts & uncles, etc. After all, you’ve got to draw the line somewhere. Should a person’s 4th cousin on his mother’s side and his eight kids be eligible too?
But Watson, an Obama appointee, disagreed, instead ruling that “bona fide relationship” does indeed include grandparents.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement:
“The Supreme Court has had to correct this lower court once, and we will now reluctantly return directly to the Supreme Court to again vindicate the rule of law and the executive branch’s duty to protect the nation.”
Watch Shep’s coverage of how the Hawaii ruling affects his “Nana” below:
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