I don't have a Thai family but I think we're both at the bottom of the barrel as far as this regime is concerned. I've lived in Thailand for almost 10 years, spent millions of Thai baht while there, kept my nose clean and never caused a serious problem unless you count my two parking violations, respected Thai culture, and just tried to enjoy my retirement. But everyday it's only a broken record about getting the tourists back, the tourists back, the tourists back. Unless I missed it, I haven't seen one post here about government concern or attempts for allowing people like you or me to return. I don't think people like you or me are even on their radar screen. As for me, when I do get back, it may be time for me to leave permanently. Good luck getting back to your family soon.