As Supreme Court Lifts Trump's Travel Ban for Bona Fide Relations, The State Dept. Narrows Definition of Bona Fide
- 06/29/2017 by Linda Perry (WBAI News)

—Is your family member a bona fide relative? This question is at the heart of the Supreme Court's partial reinstatement of Donald Trump’s travel ban, which went into effect Thursday evening.

—Is a bona fide relative your grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, cousin, brother or sister-in-law, or other extended family member? Well no, not according to the State Department which issued a cable to U.S. embassies and consulates late on Wednesday providing a narrow, very narrow, definition of who is a close,"bona fide" family member.

—Please click the arrow above for our explainer, with thanks to Make the Road New York, the Arab-American Association of New York, The New York Immigration Coalition and the International Refugee Assistance Project

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