Biden pledges to annul Trump’s Muslim travel ban

Biden pledges to annul Trump’s Muslim travel ban

The Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, has made a pledge to annul President Trump’s travel ban which affects mainly Muslim majority countries on his first day of presidency. 

He announced this on Monday July 20, 2020, during an online summit with Emgage Action, the largest Muslim American PAC (Political Action Committee) where he noted that Muslims have been and was the first to feel the impact of Trump's "assault" as a result of his "vile Muslim ban". 

In his speech where he blamed the Trump administration for “an unconscionable rise in Islamophobia”, Biden said that “The Muslim community, Latino community and black community, native Americans, had endured four years of constant insult."

Biden promised to undo the damage caused by Trump, he said Trump is making a mockery of what he stand for. 

He added that, “We can do something about it. I’m here today to ask you to join me in the fight to rip this poison from the government root and stem, or as the famous case said, root and branch."

Commenting on the significance of the address, Wa’el Alzayat, CEO of Emgage Action,said: “Joe Biden’s presence serves not only to galvanise Muslim Americans to cast their ballots, but to usher in an era of engaging with Muslim American communities under a Biden administration.”

“We anticipate that a Biden administration would provide Muslim American communities platforms to speak on issues affecting us, represent us within the administration and in policymaking discourses." Alzayat added. 

“A Biden administration will move the nation forward on many of the issues we care about." he concluded.