Now, as we know, in many countries, the immediate family is not the same as the nuclear family. In many countries, for economic, cultural, child-rearing and other reasons, grandparents are very important, as is an uncle. There may often be a rich relative who is taking up a temporary role as a patriarch in the family due to his or her ability to provide. Therefore, separation from this individual is equivalent to separation from a father or someone in the ‘traditional’ household.
It’s clear that Donald Trump is ignorantly defining the true definition of a household structure, deciding that your grandparents couldn’t or shouldn’t be the ones raising you in America even if your parents can’t raise you. Moreover, he’s saying that your parents can come to America if their parents are here, but then you must wait until they are settled, and then you can come, thus separating you from your parents and disincentivizing the parents from coming here. In short, he’s found a way to prevent people from coming by legally allowing them to come via procedures that they cannot emotionally endure or economically endure if a distant relative has taken up the reins to support the family because that distant relative is not considered a relative.
What are the security implications here?