So we had our first meeting last month and the one thing that everyone was abuzz about was the possibility of travel before or after the program. So naturally, I spoke with my better half who had lived for some time in France, we had both seen much of Europe, and we decided that it would be a nice way for us to see some parts together for the first time.
Then the travel ban came out. My wife is on a temporary green card, having come here from Algeria on a fiancee visa. Now Algeria isn’t on the primary list of “Terrorism” countries, but it had a lengthy civil war well into the 2000’s, has had terrorist actions happen in recent years, and is a Muslim-majority country.
My wife’s green card expires and needs to be renewed pretty soon. This complicates things greatly. More likely than not, she will not be joining me.