Jessica Monfared, a special education teacher in Rockville, couldn’t get her husband into the country for more than 18 months because of Trump’s entry ban.
GERMANTOWN, Md. — A Montgomery County teacher and her husband shed tears of joy when President Biden signed an executive order ending the Trump administration’s travel ban.
Jessica Monfared struggled for more than 18 months to get her husband, Puya, into the country because of a ban on travel from mostly Muslim countries. He finally got a waiver just before the birth of their daughter, Stella.
The State Department estimates the travel ban kept apart thousands of husbands and wives, mothers, fathers and children.