The Muslim Bans: by the numbers

Published on 26 Jun 2019

THE MUSLIM BANS by the numbers The Bridge Initiative | bridge.georgetown.edu Executive Order 13769 Executive Order 13780 Presidential Proclamation 9645 OVERVIEW On June 26, 2018 the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold Muslim Ban 3.0 COUNTRIES IMPACTED Muslim Ban 1.0 Muslim Ban 2.0 Muslim Ban 3.0 January 27, 2017 March 6, 2017 September 24, 2017 Chad* Iran Iraq* Libya North Korea** Somalia *Sudan Syria **Venezuela Yemen *No longer included in Muslim Ban 3.0 ** The impact of the bans on nationals from these two non-Muslim majority countries are drastically different 35 Twitter references to Muslim Ban 19 references to Muslim Ban after an attack by a Muslim 12 references to Ban as a Presidential candidate President Trump's endorsement of the Muslim Ban on Twitter Challenges to the Muslim Ban 100+ legal challenges filed 11 attempts by courts to halt the ban 5 appearances before the Supreme Court 4 legislative challenges introduced in Congress Muslim Ban 3.0 went into full effect on December 4, 2017 IMPACT 91% 60,000 - 100,000 visas revoked within the first week of Muslim Ban 1.0 being announced Only 5.1% of visa waivers were approved between December 2017 and March 2019 2016 2018 Muslim Christian 46% 44% 17% 66% Of those admitted, the Muslim share dropped dramatically Between 2016 and 2018, the government cut admission of Muslim refugees by 84% decrease in immigrant visas issued to citizens from the 5 Muslim majority countries 91% decrease in immigrant visas issued from Yemen 68% decrease in immigrant visas issued from Syria 70% decrease in immigrant visas issued from Somalia 64% decrease in immigrant visas issued from Libya 81% decrease in immigrant visas issued from Iran All percentages in table above are compared from FY '16 to FY'18 APPENDIX Iran Iraq Somalia Sudan Syria Chad Libya 2016 2017 2018 3750 9020 9880 1458 12587 N/A 1 2577 6130 6886 980 6557 7 3 Yemen 26 21 2 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 Table 1: Refugee admission to U.S from impacted Muslim majority countries between FY 2016 and FY 2018 Iran Iraq Somalia Sudan Syria Chad Libya 2016 2017 2018 2650 50 393 320 320 79 217 2201 32 207 172 178 80 119 Yemen 665 352 116 1443 193 27 220 68 46 118 Table 2: Student visas issued to nationals of impacted Muslim majority countries between FY 2016 and FY 2018 Data aggregated from numbers made available by DOS. See citations. REFERENCES Citations for Page 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 Restrictionsfor Nationals of the Republic of Chad (April 10, 2018). Donald J Trump's Twitter Account. A Timeline of President Trump's Travel Bans, CNN (March 30, 2017). Timeline of the Muslim Bans, ACLU. A Timeline of Trump's Battle with the Courtsto Keep His Travel Ban Alive, ABC News (October 19, 2017). Trump Travel Ban: Timeline of a Legal Journey, Fox News (January 30, 2018). Civil Rights Challengesto Trump Refugee/Visa Order, University of Michigan Law: Civil Rights Litigation Clearing House. US Judge: Suit Over Trump Travel Ban Waivers Will Go Ahead, Associated Press (December 2018). 36 People File Class Action Suits Against Administration for Wrongfully Denied Muslim Ban Waivers, Muslim Advocates. H.R. 810 : To block the implementation of certain presidential actions that restrict individuals from certain countries from entering the United States (Introduced 1/28/2019 by Representative Judy Chu [D-CA]). S. 246: A bill to block the implementation of certain presidential actions that restrict individuals from certain countries from entering the United States (Introduced 1/28/2019 by Senator Christopher Murphy [D-CT]). H.R.2214: National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act (NO BAN Act) (Introduced 4/10/2019 by Representative Judy Chu [D-CA]). S. 1123: National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act (NO BAN Act) (Introduced 4/10/2019 by Senator Christopher Coons [D-DE]). Citations for Page 2 Over 100,000 Visas have been Revoked by Immigration Ban, Justice Department Reveals, NBC News, (February 3, 2017). Van Hollen Releases New State Department Data on Travel Ban (June 20, 2019). The Number of Refugees Admitted to the U.S. has Fallen, especially among Muslims, Pew Research Center (May 3, 2018). Immigrant VisasIssued for Travel Ban Countries, U.S. Department of State, National Foundation for American Policy. Trump Cut Muslim Refugees 91%, Immigrants 30%, Visitors by 18%, CATO Institute (December 7, 2018). For more information about the Muslim Ban, visit: bridge.georgetown.edu