Original Date AnnouncedJune 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
Effective DateJune 29, 2017
Subsequent Trump-Era and Court Action(s)
September 24, 2017
Presidential Proclamation 9645: Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats
Supplanted by Presidential Proclamation 9645, expanding the Travel ban to additional countries. See also related litigation: 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).View Document
**Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources.**
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
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.View Document
Current StatusNot in effectJanuary 20, 2021
Acted on by Biden AdministrationJanuary 22, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration