WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Divorce rates in the United States almost tripled in just the last 24 hours, thanks to a decision by the Supreme Court to allow parts of Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban to go into effect.
The ruling by the Supremes all but upholds the administration’s temporary ban on issuing travel visas to citizens from several Muslim countries.
The court’s opinion explained the kinds of relationships people from the six countries must demonstrate to obtain a US visa.
“For individuals, a close familial relationship is required,” the court said. For people who want to come to the United States to work or study, “the relationship must be formal, documented and formed in the ordinary course, not for the purpose of evading” the travel ban.
Apparently, many Americans who are opposed to the Muslim travel ban are resorting to divorcing their spouses in the hope that they can marry citizens from the banned countries. This would satisfy the court’s condition of “close familial relationship.”
Let’s give it to these Americans. They can’t be outsmarted. Not by Trump. Not even by the U.S. Supreme Court!