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POTUS issues EO 13769, implementing travel ban and limiting refugee admissions

  1. Original Date Announced

    January 27, 2017

    President Trump issues Executive Order 13769, implementing the "Muslim Ban" and dramatically limiting refugee admissions. The EO suspends immigrant and nonimmigrant entry of noncitizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for 90 days. The EO also states that the U.S. will accept only 50,000 refugees in Fiscal Year 2017, down from the 110,000 refugees that President Obama had planned for FY 2017. The order also temporarily suspends refugee admissions for 120 days, shutting down the United States Refugee Admissions Program, but providing for limited case-by-case waivers for individuals whose entry would be in the national interest.

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    Executive Order 13769
  2. Effective Date

    January 27, 2017
  4. Biden Administration Action: Revoked/Replaced

    January 20, 2020

    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 revoking, in its entirety, EO 13780, and 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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Current Status

Not in effect

Most Recent Action

January 20, 2020 Action: Revoked/Replaced Proclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to The United States
January 20, 2020
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Presidential Orders

Pre Trump-Era Policies

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