On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump followed through on a vile campaign promise, and issued his first Muslim ban, creating chaos and protest around the nation’s airports. Four years later, President-elect Joe Biden pledged to repeal the Muslim ban on his first day in office, a promise that was confirmed in a memo on Saturday by his chief of staff.

The latest version of the Muslim ban was issued as a Proclamation and in its current form, excludes certain nationals from thirteen countries: Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania and Venezuela. The…

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia

Law professor @PennStateLaw, writes on immigration, diversity & discretion; author of Beyond Deportation and Banned @NYUpress www.beyonddeportation.com

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