For now, Trump has seen a new iteration of his immigration ban put in place. I know everyone is tired of hearing about this, but I also know no one will let up on the fight to block this entirely, right? We’re not giving up, are we? Okay, good.
So, what’s happening now?
Well, the Supreme Court has decided to allow a much narrower scope to be put in place until they rule in finality in October. The new rule? People coming here must have what’s going a “bona fide relationship” with someone already here.
The White House also put out an approved list of relatives that count as “close.” The following relatives do not count as close enough:
- Further extended family
Those are who count are:
- Child or Adult-aged Child
- Siblings, including step siblings
- Other step-relations of the above
In short, what I see this meaning is you can have your immediate family or the immediate family of your spouse vouch for you. Anyone who doesn’t traditionally live in the home doesn’t count.