According to a State Department Memo, grandparents of U.S. citizens from six Muslim-majority countries are now eligible to receive U.S. Visas under Trump’s Travel ban.
On Friday, a memo from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was sent to all U.S. diplomatic posts overseas after a U.S. district judge in Hawaii issued a ruling late on Thursday limiting the scope of the administration’s temporary ban on refugees and travelers from the six countries. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu found the government cannot bar grandparents and other relatives of United States citizens from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from getting visas under the ban.
Vogue offers a must-read article on those directly affected by the ban: Grandmas Shows Some of the Real Victims of Trump’s Muslim Ban.