WASHINGTON: As the Supreme Court of United States of America has partially restored President Trump’s Executive Order of ‘Travel Ban,’ Trump sets new criteria for visa applicants from the six Muslim nations. These applicants must now have a “close” family or business tie to the US.
New applicants from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran, and Yemen will have to prove they have a relationship with a spouse, parent, child, adult daughter, adult son, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, or sibling that is already in the US. This requirement will also apply to would-be refugees from nations awaiting approval for admission to the US. Those visas already approved will remain in good standing and will not be revoked.
Grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-laws, and sisters-in-laws, fiancés, or other extended family members are not considered to be close according to the guidelines that were issued to all US embassies and consulates today. The new rules take effect from today, 29 June according to the cable sent to the embassies.