Donald Trump’s ban on refugees coming to the United States kicks in after July 6. This means that unless a refugee happens to have a close family member already in the United States, that refugee — who has already been cleared and vetted to arrive and start a new life in America — will no longer find safe haven in the USA.
The Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration’s executive order baring all refugees from everywhere in the world for 120 days can apply unless that refugee has a sibling, parent or child here. Grandparents and cousins do not qualify as a close enough family tie.
This is why an Iraqi man, his wife and three children will no longer be meeting their cousin in Denver this summer.