Original Date AnnouncedJuly 1, 2018
DOS announces that in light of the Supreme Court's Trump v. Hawaii decision it will continue processing visa applications in accordance with Presidential Proclamation 9645 for the seven affected countries. [ID #728]DOS FAQs: June 26 Supreme Court Decision on Presidential Proclamation 9645
Effective DateJune 26, 2018
Subsequent Trump-Era and Court Action(s)
Litigation is ongoing challenging waiver policies and practices under the Muslim Travel Ban. See: Arab American Civil Rights League v. Trump (2:17-cv-10310 01/31/17) (challenging lack of meaningful waiver process under EO-3 Muslim Travel Ban); Doe v. Trump (2:17-cv-00178) (on remand from 9th Circuit to address issue of mootness of preliminary injunction in Muslim Refugee Ban case); Emami v. Nielsen (3:18-cv-01587 03/13/18) (challenging lack of meaningful waiver process/guidance under EO-3—Muslim Travel Ban); IRAP/HIAS v. Trump (8:17-cv-00361; Fourth Cir. 19-1990)(challenging Muslim travel & refugee bans).
Biden Administration Action: Revoked/ReplacedJanuary 20, 2021
Proclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States
This Biden administration policy revokes in its entirety the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.
On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued a presidential proclamation lifting two nationality-based travel bans issued by the Trump administration: the 2017 travel ban affecting nationals of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen, and the 2020 ban affecting nationals of Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania.
The proclamation charges DOS with creating a plan for immigrant visas denied under the ban to be reconsidered and ensuring that visa applicants are not prejudiced by prior denials under the bans if they re-apply for a visa.View Document
Biden Administration Action: Revoked/ReplacedJanuary 22, 2021
DOS Notice: Rescission of Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983
Pursuant to President Biden’s proclamation, the State Department will undertake a review to ensure that individuals whose immigrant visa applications were denied on the basis of the suspension and restriction on entry imposed by P.P. 9645 or 9983 may have their applications reconsidered. This review will consider whether to reopen immigrant visa applications that were denied due to the suspension and restriction on entry imposed by P.P. 9645 or 9983; whether it is necessary to charge an additional fee to process those visa applications; and development of a plan to expedite consideration of those visa applications.View Document
Biden Administration Action: Revoked/ReplacedMarch 10, 2021
DOS: 2021.03.21 Rescission of Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983
After conducting a 45-day review (noted above), the State Department announced that it would no longer summarily deny visa applicants of noncitizens from the 13 countries named in Proclamations 9645 and 9983. Applicants previously denied before under the Trump administration Proclamations can submit applications for reconsideration.View Document
Current StatusNot in effectJanuary 20, 2021
Acted on by Biden AdministrationJanuary 22, 2021
Acted on by Biden AdministrationMarch 10, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration
Original Trump Policy StatusStatus: Final/Actual In LitigationTrump Administration Action: Agency DirectiveSubject Matter: Non-Immigrant VisasAgencies Affected: USCIS Bureau of Consular Affairs
Pre Trump-Era Policies