Fereshteh Abbasi who is from Iran and Chris Gibson who is a U.S. Citizen got married in August of 2016, on January 27, 2017 President Donald Trump announced the travel ban. The travel ban states close family to U.S. Citizens such as spouses can apply for a waiver to enter the country. Fereshteh has yet to receive a decision on her waiver she applied for in July of 2017. As of April of 2018, only 579 waivers were granted from 33,176 applicants.