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POTUS issues EO 13780, extending travel ban and instructing agencies to enhance screening of certain foreign nationals

  1. Date Announced

    March 6, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order 13780 suspends for 90 days the entry of nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and directs the Secretary of State and Secretary of Homeland Security to enhance the screening and vetting of foreign nationals applying for visas and all other immigration benefits to "rigorously enforce all existing grounds of inadmissibility." EO also directs agency heads to issue new rules relating to grounds of inadmissibility and compliance and to more rigorously review applications for visas and other immigration benefits. [ID #675]

    See Biden administration action below.

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    March 16, 2017
  3. Subsequent Action

    September 24, 2017

    President Trump issues Presidential Proclamation 9645, extending the travel ban indefinitely. For more details, please see Associated or Derivative Policies, below.

  4. Biden Administration Action

    January 20, 2021

    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.

    Proclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States.
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Presidential Orders
Subject Matter: Non-Immigrant Visas
Agencies Affected: CBP USCIS Bureau of Consular Affairs

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