Rad Cyrus, an Iranian immigrant and tech worker living in Shoreline, looks forward to evenings at home, when he gets to spend time with his wife by video chat. She lives in Tehran, and has been waiting years for a visa. 
(Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
Rad Cyrus, an Iranian immigrant and tech worker living in Shoreline, looks forward to evenings at home, when he gets to spend time with his wife by video chat. She lives in Tehran, and has been waiting years for a visa. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

‘I want to live my life with her’; Trump travel ban is keeping families apart for years, many in Seattle’s tech community

A young generation of highly educated residents in the Seattle area, some working at high-profile tech companies, continue to be separated from their loved ones by President Trump's travel ban. Applying for a waiver is a vague process — with no application form.  VIEW

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