Trump "Muslim Ban"
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. issued a proclamation today undoing former President Donald J. Trump's ban on migration to the United States of persons from a number of mostly Muslim-majority and African countries. The action, embodied in Presidential Proclamation 10141,was one of six migration-related first-day actions taken by the new president. This particular one effectively revokes the Trump-era policy that was widely referred to as the "Muslim Ban."
Continuing, the proclamation asserted of the Trump actions that "Beyond contravening our values, these Executive Orders and Proclamations have undermined our national security. They have jeopardized our global network of alliances and partnerships and are a moral blight that has dulled the power of our example the world over. And they have separated loved ones, inflicting pain that will ripple for years to come. They are just plain wrong."
The Biden proclamation declared that "where there are threats to our Nation, we will address them. Where there are opportunities to strengthen information-sharing with partners, we will pursue them. And when visa applicants request entry to the United States, we will apply a rigorous, individualized vetting system. But we will not turn our backs on our values with discriminatory bans on entry into the United States. "