Now Reading: Muslims Delight as Biden Announces to Reverse Trump’s Muslim Ban on Inauguration Day
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.
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?
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.
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.
As you prepare to take your oath and speak as president, we urge you to be more inclusive in word and deed. We stand ready to help.
Repealing the #MuslimBan is not the finish line, it's the start. #Inauguration2021 pic.twitter.com/ZDLXtXdPyg
— Nihad Awad (@NihadAwad) January 19, 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
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
Many people are happy that they will now get to travel to US after 4 long years of waiting.
Thanks to @JoeBiden, we can finally say goodbye to the #MuslimBan next week! To my family and countless others impacted, this means finally reuniting with our grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.
— Yasmine Taeb (@YasmineTaeb) January 16, 2021
— Sohail Anjum (@sohailanjum) January 19, 2021
Even many Non-Muslims are appreciating this step by Joe Biden, specially many Americans who were ashamed of Trump’s policies.
Tomorrow is the last day a group of people were banned to come to this country simply because of their origin.
Let's sink that for a moment and I wish this is the last time.#TravelBan #MuslimBan pic.twitter.com/IpiKfCYsYd
— 30nemagar🏆 (@30nemagar) January 19, 2021
Lets hope it is the start of a new era in America and this discrimination against Muslims will be finished once and for all.