‘Banned Grandmas’ are protesting President Trump’s travel ban
President Trump's limited yet active travel ban grants U.S. visas to people in six predominantly Muslim countries only if they can prove they are a "bona fide" relation of someone in the U.S.
While the relatives deemed acceptable include parents and children, grandparents did not make the all-clear list, notes NBC News.
In protest, 31-year-old Iranian-American Holly Dagres started an Instagram account called 'Banned Grandmas.'
It has been flooded with images of women who have, for a time, been rendered unable to visit their grandchildren in the U.S.
Elham Khatami, an outreach director for the National Iranian American Council, is among the picture posters.
She told TIME, "I feel tired of being cast aside and of being forced to prove my humanity at every turn. We don't recognize this country anymore, and it's a terrifying feeling."
Kia Hamadanchy, another participant, commented, "I think it helps show who we actually are. Donald Trump can go out there with his rhetoric, but everyone loves their grandmother and this shows who he's actually keeping out."
Not long after the Supreme Court decided that Trump could employ a modified version of his ban, many filed challenges to the rather short list of relatives deemed 'bona fide,' reports NBC News.
A federal court ruling is expected in near future.