[U.S.A.], June 30 (ANI): The revised version of United States President Donald Trump’s travel ban, after months of winding through the courts, will finally go into effect at 8 p.m. on Thursday.
The new guidelines, sent to U.S. Embassies and consulates on Wednesday, say that applicants must prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling in the U.S. in order to enter the country, CNN quotes a report, as saying.
The report further describes that other family members, including fiancees, grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and any other “extended” family members, will not be considered “close family” under the executive order.
The State Department criteria also apply to all refugees currently awaiting approval for admission to the U.S.
Homeland Security spokesperson David Lapan confirmed to CNN that the President’s revised executive order “would not affect persons who arrive at our ports of entry with legitimate travel documents.”
The following categories of travellers will be excluded from the travel ban:
-Legal permanent residents (aka green card holders)
-Current visa holders
-Any visa applicant who was in the US as of June 26
-Anyone granted asylum
-Any refugee already admitted to the US
-Foreign nationals with “bona fide” family, educational or business tie to the US
The Visas that have already been approved will not be revoked.
However, these guidelines have not yet been posted by the State Department or the Department of Homeland Security and could be subject to change.
The Supreme Court had decided, on Monday, to hear the case and put aspects of the executive order back in place until arguments begin in October.
The six countries named in the order include Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The controversial order was previously struck down by two lower courts. (ANI)