Title: President Biden Rescinds Travel Ban

Last Updated

January 21, 2021


On Jan. 20, 2021, his first day in office, President Biden signed the “Proclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States,” revoking the series of proclamations and executive orders that made up the Trump Administration’s “Muslim Ban.” This action opens the door for nationals from thirteen countries to have pending visa applications expedited, denials reconsidered and first-time applications accepted after more than three years. This short article provides a history and summary of the impact of the Muslim Ban, and an explanation of what next steps can be expected with its revocation.