A United States federal appeals court rejected the administration’s declaration of who is allowed into the country under the travel ban. The court says grandparents, cousins and other close relatives of people in the United States should not be prevented from traveling to the country.Appeals court sees administration’s view as limitedRefugees accepted by a resettlement agency should not be banned either, three judges on the 9th US circuit court of appeals unanimously ruled. The decision is in line with a ruling made by another federal judge in Hawaii who found the administration’s view too limited. The court noted that nearly 24,000 refugees were affected by the ban.“Stated simply, the government does not offer a persuasive explanation for why a mother-in-law is clearly a bona fide relationship, in the Supreme Court’s prior reasoning, but a grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, or cousin is not,” the ruling said.In June, the administration issued guidelines for visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. It insisted that visa applicants from these countries must prove to have a relationship with a spouse, fiancée, parent, child, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling in the United States in order to be allowed into the country.