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Judge Upends Travel Ban Restriction As Illinois Struggles With Sanctuary Status

A federal judge in Hawaii ruled late Thursday that grandparents and many other relatives of residents cannot be barred from entering the country under President Donald Trump’s so-called “travel ban.” The move comes weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the ban could proceed as long as people could demonstrate a “bona fide” relationship with a “person or entity” in the United States. The Trump administration argued that grandparents and many other relatives were not “bona fide,” but the judge’s ruling upends that argument.

Morning Shift talks with WBEZ’s Odette Yousef about the new rules and what they mean for Chicago residents and refugee resettlement organizations in our area. We’ll also explore recent efforts by pro-immigration groups to close a loophole in Illinois law that could allow CPD to share information of undocumented people with federal immigration authorities.

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