June 29, 2017
In yesterday’s Justice360 bulletin, we discussed the Supreme Court’s ruling in bringing back President Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban in a limited way. As of last night (Wednesday), the State Department issued a new rule.
Even though the Supreme Court has determined that a family relationship is enough to be permitted to enter, the State Department issued a rule last night that the following relationships do NOT qualify for obtaining visas: grandparents, grandchildren, uncles/aunts, nephews/nieces, cousins, and fiancés. Therefore, someone applying for a visa based on a family relationship listed above will NOT be given a visa or allowed to enter the United States. However, people with valid already-issued visas will be permitted to enter, if they have an established relationship with someone in the United States.
The Muslim Travel Ban will take effect at 8 p.m. EST tonight.
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Sister Najmeh is the Founder and Lead Immigration Attorney at ImmigraTrust Law (www.ImmigraTrust.com), an immigration law practice in Sacramento, California, representing individual and corporate clients in all 50 U.S. States and internationally. Sister Najmeh can be reached at Najmeh@ImmigraTrust.com.
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