After two executive orders and several court rulings, on June 30th, the US travel ban went into effect in all airports in America and consular offices around the world. Many people from Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya or Yemen are temporarily banned from getting visas for the next 90 days while the federal government reviews the vetting procedures. Refugees too will not be welcome for the next 120 days. This is a move targeting to ensure that terrorists will not infiltrate into the United States. Only close family members can travel to the US The new guidelines set by the court, insist that visa applicants must prove to have a relationship with a spouse, fiancée, parent, child, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling in the United States in order to enter the country.The criteria is exceptionally specific as family members such as grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and any other extended family members will not be considered “close family” under the executive order.The State Department criteria do not only apply to visa applicants, but also to all refugees who are currently awaiting approval for admission to the United States.