The Muslim Bans: By The Numbers

With all of the continued legal challenges and cosmetic changes made to the Muslim Bans, it’s hard to figure out what you need to know. We make it easier for you with this infographic. 

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Text: The Muslim Bans, By the Numbers

Muslim Ban 1.0: Executive Order 13769: January 27, 2017

Muslim Ban 2.0: Executive Order 13780: March 6, 2017

Muslim Ban 3.0: Presidential Proclamation 9645: September 24, 2017

Row 1 Panel of Infographic

Row 1 is divided into two sections.

Section 1 Text: 10 countries affected by the ban since January 2017

Section 2 Text: Chad, Iraq, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela Yemen

Asterisk at the bottom of this section clarifies that: Chad, Iraq, and Sudan are no longer included in the list of affected countries in Muslim Ban 3.0

and that the scope of the Bans on nationals from Venezuela and North Korea, two non-Muslim majority countries, are drastically different

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Row 2 is divided into 3 sections.

Section 1 Text: 34 times President Trump referenced the Ban on Twitter

Section 2 Text: 19 times President Trump referenced the Ban after an attack by a Muslim

Section 3 Text: 12 times Donald J Trump referenced a Muslim Ban as a Presidential Candidate

Row 3 Panel of Infographic

Row 3 is divided into 2 sections.

Section 1 Text: 10 times struck down by court

Section 2 Text: 5 times put forth before the Supreme Court

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90+ legal challenges filed against the Muslim Ban

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Section 1 text: 60,000-100,000 visas revoked since Muslim Ban 1.0

Only 2 out of 8,406 visa waiver applications approved between December 8, 2017 to January 8, 2018 (Muslim Ban 3.0)

Section 2 text: 13% decrease in immigrant visas issued to citizens from Muslim majority countries (from March 2017 to October 2017). 20% decrease in non-immigrant visas issued from Muslim majority countries (April 2017). 30% decrease in non-immigrant visas issued from Arab countries (April 2017). 52% decrease in non-immigrant visas issued to citizens of Iran (April 2017). 68% decrease in non-immigrant visas issued to citizens of Somalia (April 2017). 55% decrease in non-immigrant visas issued to citizens from countries named in Muslim Ban 2.0: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen (April 2017). All percentages in this section are compared to 2016 monthly averages

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Section 1 text: Religious background of refugees entering the U.S. in February 2017 was 50% Muslim and 41% Christian. In June 2017 it was 31% Muslim and 57% Christian

Section 2 text: Of all refugees resettled in the U.S. between January 2017 and November 2017 there was a 40% decrease in Muslims from 50% in January 2017 to less than 10% in November 2017

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Text: The Bridge Initiative is a research project on Islamophobia at  Georgetown University. Visit bridge.georgetown.edu for more information. For the tool used to compile President Trump’s tweets  from Twitter, check out the The Bridge Initiative’s Interactive Timeline

Source Numbers Correspond with Panel Rows:

1]  Muslim Ban 3.0 Factsheet, Penn State Law.

       Executive Order 13769: Protecting the Nation from Foreign

           Terrorist Entry into the United States (January 27, 2017).

       Executive Order 13780: Protecting the Nation from Foreign

           Terrorist Entry into the United States, (March 6, 2017).

       Presidential Proclamation 9645, (September 24, 2017).

       “Statement by the Press Secretary Regarding the Presidential         

       Proclamation to Lift Entry Restrictions for Nationals of the

            Republic of Chad, (April 10, 2018).

 

[2]   Donald J Trump’s Twitter Account

 

[3]  A Timeline of President Trump’s Travel Bans, CNN (March 30,

            2017).

       A Timeline of Trump’s Battle with the Courts to Keep his Travel

            Ban Alive, ABC News (October 19, 2017).

       Trump Travel Ban: Timeline of a Legal Journey, Fox News

            (January 20, 2018).  

       Civil Rights Challenges to Trump Refugee/Visa Order, University

            of Michigan Law: Civil Rights Litigation  Clearinghouse.

 

[4]  Timeline of the Muslim Bans, ACLU.

[5]  Over 100,000 Visas have been Revoked by Immigration Ban,

             Justice Dept. Reveals, NBC News (February 3, 2017).

        Trump’s Travel Ban has Revoked 60,000 Visas for Now, Reuters,

             (February 3, 2017).

        Exclusive: Visa Waivers Rarely Granted Under Trump’s Latest U.S.   

             Travel Ban: Data, Reuters (March 6, 2018).

        Letter from U.S. Department of State to Senator Chris Van Hollen, (February 22, 2018).

        Total and Complete Shutdown, Muslim Advocates (April 2018).

        Visas to Muslim Majority Countries Down 20%, Politico (May 25,

              2017).

        Non-Immigrant Visa Issuances by Nationality April 2017 (FY 2017),

               U.S. Department of State (2017).

[6]   Total and Complete Shutdown, Muslim Advocates (April 2018).