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DOS implements Travel Ban after preliminary injunctions lifted

  1. Original Date Announced

    June 28, 2017

    Following the Supreme Court's lifting of the nationwide injunction on the travel ban, DOS cable states that Executive Order 13780's 90-day suspension of entry will be implemented worldwide at 8:00 pm (ET) on 6/29/17. No visas will be revoked based on the EO. It implements the Supreme Court ruling that applicants from the countries for which the travel ban suspends entry must have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States to be exempt from suspension of entry. [ID #687]

    DOS Guidance: Implementing Executive Order 13780 Following Supreme Court Ruling - Guidance to Visa-Adjudicating Posts
  2. Effective Date

    June 29, 2017
  4. Biden Administration Action: Revoked/Replaced

    January 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.

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  5. Biden Administration Action: Revoked/Replaced

    January 22, 2021

    2021.03.21 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.

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Current Status

Not in effect
January 20, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration
January 22, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: CBP USCIS Bureau of Consular Affairs


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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