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Muslims Delight as Biden Announces to Reverse Trump’s Muslim Ban on Inauguration Day


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President-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, is all set to take his oath tomorrow. He is already planning to issue a number of executive orders on his first day in office. Among these will be directives to rescind the Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ which included many Muslim countries.

According to a memo circulated on Saturday by Ron Klein, Biden’s incoming White House chief of staff, the new US administration will launch a spate of reversals on policies implemented by US President Donald Trump over its first 10 days in office.

These also include rejoining the Paris climate change accord, new coronavirus prevention efforts and immigration legislation allowing for millions to gain citizenship.

However. analysts say that the ban can easily be revoked as it was issued by executive order and presidential proclamation, though lawsuits from conservative opponents could delay the process.

Biden also plans to submit new legislation to provide for the naturalization of 11 million undocumented people currently living in the country as well as a solution to reunite immigrant children separated from their families.

Biden’s Promise

Before elections Joe Biden promised to remove this ban and ensured Muslims that they will be treated equally in his Presidency. In October, addressing Muslims, he said:

“As president, I’ll work with you to rip the poison of hate from our society to honor your contributions and seek your ideas. My administration will look like America, with Muslim Americans serving at every level,” 

He also said in one of his campaigns :

“If I have the honor of being president, I will end the Muslim ban on day one”.

Now it seems that he is going to keep his promises made during his election campaign.

What is the Muslim Ban?

Muslim ban

The controversial ‘Muslim ban’ is a travel ban passed by Trump to prevent people from several Muslim countries from coming to the US. It was passed back in January, 2017 by Trump’s executive order.

At first, the ban prevented people from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen 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 and Tanzania.

With Joe Biden lifting the discriminatory ban by next week, Muslims from these countries are lauding the president-elect.

Twitter Rejoices

People on twitter are appreciating Joe Biden and are happy that he is trying to eliminate discrimination against Muslims and are thus, supporting his decisions.

Many people are happy that they will now get to travel to US after 4 long years of waiting.

Even many Non-Muslims are appreciating this step by Joe Biden, specially many Americans who were ashamed of Trump’s policies.

Lets hope it is the start of a new era in America and this discrimination against Muslims will be finished once and for all.


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