TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 29, 2017
The U.S. State Department has reportedly adopted guidelines to define which immigrants are exempt from the Trump administration’s recently reinstated travel ban, the ABA Journal reports. The guidelines say that immigrants with close family or business ties to the United States will be allowed to enter, as required by the Supreme Court ruling that allowed the ban to take effect. The guidelines define close family as a parent (including an in-law), spouse, child (including in-laws), and sibling (including stepsibling or half-sibling). It does not include grandparent, aunt, uncle, grandchild, niece, nephew, cousin or a fiancé. Also allowed are those who have a relationship with a U.S. entity that is “formal, documented, and formed in the ordinary course, rather than for the purpose of evading” the ban.