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The revised Muslim ban (why call it anything else?) allows some family members but not grandparents or engaged partners. I can imagine that the exclusion of fiance(e)s is based on the stereotype of marriages of convenience being arranged just for immigration or citizenship purposes. I cannot figure out the grandparent thing at all. Lexington is almost 30% Asian (all categories of Asian), and a fair number of those people are pretty clearly here to be with their children and grandchildren, including a neighbor two doors down from us, who came from India. The Saturday morning bus I ride has a bunch of grandparent-aged people heading toward Chinatown (which I can tell because of the shopping bags I sometimes see on the way home in the afternoon). Many people in the US (not just Lexington) depend on grandparents for childcare. What were the Supremes thinking?

Date: 2017-06-30 05:52 pm (UTC)
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If you are depending on your child's grandparents for childcare, then those people are presumably your parents, so they're OK. It's just if a kid is in the US without their parents, or you want your child's great-grandparent to care for them that you are screwed. I of course agree that the whole thing is stupid but it's not as bad as you paint it here.

Date: 2017-06-30 07:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sovay
Many people in the US (not just Lexington) depend on grandparents for childcare.

And many families that are missing parents, as frequently happens with refugees from war, are children with grandparents. Or aunts or uncles or cousins or whatever, only some of which come under the header of "bona fide relationships" according to this administration. All I can think is that these rules will break up families further.
Edited Date: 2017-06-30 07:25 pm (UTC)


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