Who is affected?
The travel ban affects visa applicants from six predominantly Muslim nations: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Visas will be granted to those who can prove — in a formal and documented way — that they have a close relationship with a family member living in the United States or that they are connected with an entity such as a workplace or university.
The State Department’s new guidelines stipulate that a close family member is a parent, spouse, sibling, son, daughter, son-in-law or daughter-in-law. Stepfamily relationships also apply.
The government doesn’t consider close relationships to include grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, fiances and other “extended” family members.
-The Washington Post, “[45’s] new travel ban requires you to prove a close relationship. Grandpas didn’t make the cut.”
With diagram to further prove the point:
There is no better reason to not do something
There is no better reason to try
There is no better reason to fight
Against tyranny and strife
Removal is often the goal
Removal is often the challenge
Removal is often not enough
To completely fix what hangs in the balance
But it can bring about great change
But it can bring light
But it can bring great joys
In the darkness of the night
And so I live with friction
And so I live with what is hard
And so I live with what I love
But I stay upon my guard