To Protest The Revised Travel Ban, People Are Sharing Photos Of Their Grandparents

"Does my grandpa look dangerous to you?"

President Donald Trump's revised travel ban went to effect at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on June 29, placing a 90-day halt on some travel from six Muslim-majority nations — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. 

According to CNN, even though this order is not nearly as restrictive as the initial ban proposed back in January and doesn't impact lawful permanent residents of the United States, it still mandates anyone from those six nations without a "bona fide relationship" to people or organizations in the U.S. will not be permitted into the country.

As BuzzFeed News notes, a "bona fide relationship" as defined in the Supreme Court order includes a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, or sibling. Conversely, The Washington Post points out the administration's new rules do not allow grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews to travel to the United States for three months. 

The social media response to the revised ban was immediate, and those with loved ones (particularly grandparents) from any of the six countries took issue with it and began sharing photos of their "dangerous" grandmothers and grandfathers. Many used the hashtag #GrandparentsNotTerrorists.

Take a look at some of the posts below:


Many even addressed President Trump directly, voicing their frustration over the inherent ridiculousness of the ban.

"The president is supposed to protect American families, not rip them apart," Shayan Modarres, a lawyer with the National Iranian American Council, told The Washington Post.

Though this version of the ban has been met with much less backlash than its predecessor, NBC News reports the state of Hawaii has already filed an emergency motion challenging whether the Trump administration had interpreted the Supreme Court's decision too narrowly.

"In Hawaii, 'close family' includes many of the people that the federal government decided on its own to exclude from that definition," Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin said in a statement. "Unfortunately, this severely limited definition may be in violation of the Supreme Court ruling."


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