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US sets new visa rules under Trump travel ban: Grandparents and grandchildren are out, siblings are in - Chicago Tribune

The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a "close" family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court partially restored ...and more »

Which of your family members could visit under the travel ban - Washington Post

The Supreme Court on July 19 refused to block a lower judge's ruling that grandparents and other family members of people living in the United States are no longer barred from entering the country. This means the short list of family members outlining ...and more »

The Government's Muslim Ban 'Guidance' Is Arbitrary, Illogical, and Discriminatory – Just Like the Ban. - ACLU (blog)

Shortly after the Supreme Court decided that the government could proceed with a very limited part of President Trump's Muslim ban, the Department of Homeland Security announced that its implementation would “be done professionally, with clear and ...and more »

Administration Moves to Carry Out Partial Travel Ban - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved aggressively on Thursday to fulfill one of the president's most contentious campaign promises, banning entry into the United States by refugees from around the world and prohibiting most visitors from six ...and more »

Travel ban 2.0 in effect, court challenges begin - CNN

Washington (CNN) After months of winding through the courts, the so-called "watered-down," revised version of President Donald Trump's fiercely litigated travel ban finally went into effect at 8 p.m. ET Thursday. Less than an hour before the ban was ...and more »

Travel ban takes effect as State Department defines 'close family' - Washington Post

After five months of bitter legal squabbling, the Trump administration's modified travel ban took effect Thursday night under new guidelines designed to avert the chaos of the original rollout. But the rules will still keep many families split and are ...and more »

US lays out criteria for visa applicants from six Muslim nations - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries must have a close U.S. family relationship or formal ties to a U.S. entity to be admitted to the United States under guidance distributed by the U.S. State Department. FILE PHOTO ...and more »

Trump's travel ban brings lawyers back to LAX - OCRegister

Immigration attorneys stood behind a small table at Los Angeles International Airport: “free legal help.” While a handful of protesters chanted “No Muslim ban, no registry,” attorneys for various organizations fanned out among arriving international ...and more »

The Supreme Court Partially Allowed Trump's Travel Ban. Who Is Still Barred? - New York Times

Portions of President Trump's travel ban went into effect at the end of June, after the Supreme Court temporarily lifted legal blocks on the ban and agreed to review the case this fall. The court granted an exception for people with “bona fide ...and more »

Stepsister, Yes; Grandma, No: US Sets Guidelines for Revised Travel Ban - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Stepsiblings and half-siblings are allowed, but not nieces or nephews. Sons- and daughters-in-law are in, but brothers- and sisters-in-law are not. Parents, including in-laws, are considered “close family,” but grandparents are not. The ...and more »