With the president-elect of the United States Joe Biden set to take his oath tomorrow, he’s already announced grand plans to reverse Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’.
US President-elect Joe Biden plans to issue a number of executive orders in his first day in office. Among these will be directives to overturn Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’.
The controversial ‘Muslim ban’ is a travel ban passed to prevent people from several largely Muslim countries from coming to the US. The controversial travel ban was first passed via Trump’s executive order back in January 2017.
The first ban prevented people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The ban prevents people from these states from visiting the US for 90 days. The ban also suspended entry to all Syrian refugees indefinitely and prohibited any other refugees from coming into the country for 120 days.
Just days later on January 31, 2017, the Muslim ban was extended to Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania.
With Joe Biden lifting the discriminatory ban by next week, Muslims from these countries are lauding the president-elect.
— zafar sareshwala (@zafarsareshwala) January 17, 2021
Ladies & Gentlemen, may we have your attention plz. It’s official: the #MuslimBan will end on Wednesday!!!! 1/20/2021 ; Love you all @MuslimAdvocates @farhanakhera .. and all for your incredible relentless untiring efforts & hardwork… My Tears rolling down..Bless you all indeed https://t.co/uT2yoiCjwi
— Seema Siddiqui (@SeemaSiddiqui91) January 18, 2021
— Shabnam (@ShabnamChaudhri) January 17, 2021
please hear our voice..we(Iranian greencard lottery winners) were affected by 212 travel ban for lottery, and it destroyed our dreams and future plans ,as you invited us to your country and refused all of us.#muslimban@JoeBiden@KamalaHarris pic.twitter.com/xuvUDstf7q
— azi1980 (@anna26681062) January 18, 2021
Rescinding the #MuslimBan on the 1st day of office is a very Welcoming Step! Congratulations 🎉 @JoeBiden @Transition46 to start day one in office with such positive message of outreach#BidenHarrisInauguration
— محمد سعيد (@Hifzu__) January 17, 2021
However, there were trolls bashing Biden for the move. Many of them Indian Bhakhts.
For party of love, it's time to heal America.#MuslimBan
— Prashant☀️🧘🏻♂️🇮🇳🇺🇸 (@prAdrangi) January 17, 2021
#MuslimBan Very heartening to.see such positivity. But hope it's not a repeat story of Europe where they had opened the borders with open arms later struggling with Terrorist attacks.
But it's the US they must have done due diligence.
— Sourav Sinha (@khatriyasourav) January 17, 2021
Pakistan clapped back of course. Then as usual Pakistani Twitter responded, the way they respond to everything… with humor. Funny thing is, neither India nor Pakistan were affected by this ban.
President Biden ends Trump’s #MuslimBan on Wednesday.
Le: Bhakts pic.twitter.com/xUnpowrkOA
— 🍁乙argar Khalid🍁 (خالد ذرگر) (@ReBelKhalid01) January 17, 2021
However, there is a travel ban in place against Pakistan by Kuwait. The Arab state has banned all travel from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. This ban prevents people from these states from traveling to Kuwait even going as far as to suspend all tourism, visit, and trade visas as well as visas sponsored by spouses.