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Jan. 20, 2021 – Biden Revokes Travel Bans from Primarily Muslim and African Countries

On Jan. 20, 2021, President Joe Biden signed an executive order rescinding Trump’s entry bans on those from primarily Muslim and African countries. Biden’s order stated, “The United States was built on a foundation of religious freedom and tolerance, a principle enshrined in the United States Constitution. Nevertheless, the previous administration enacted a number of Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations that prevented certain individuals from entering the United States — first from primarily Muslim countries, and later, from largely African countries. Those actions are a stain on our national conscience and are inconsistent with our long history of welcoming people of all faiths and no faith at all.”