In Love and Tangled up in Trump’s Travel Ban

Two years since President Trump promised to “Make America Great Again” by barring citizens of several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, the dreams of thousands of Americans are being shattered. U.S. citizens who have fallen in love with someone from a banned country and had hoped to build a life with their partners in the United States are being told to wait, indefinitely.

Trump said his executive order on “extreme vetting” is “about terror and keeping our country safe.” For the married couples ripped apart by it, the order means worrying about fertility and not being able to start a family, postponing financial decisions such as buying a house, and anxiously wondering if they should abandon their life in the United States to live with the person they love.

There is no relief in sight.

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