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Hirono: Judge Watson’s Decision Strikes Another Blow Against Muslim Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Senator Mazie K. Hirono, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on Judge Derrick Kahala Watson’s ruling that expands the types of family members covered under the Supreme Court’s exemption from the President’s Muslim ban:

“The Muslim ban, and how the Trump administration has chosen to enforce it, continues to demonstrate the administration’s animosity toward immigrants and their families. Americans have always considered grandparents, aunts, and uncles to be close family members. This is particularly true for immigrant families like mine – where our grandparents and extended family members helped raise us. Judge Watson’s decision is a victory for our families and strikes another blow against the President’s discriminatory executive order.”