President Biden repealed the Muslim ban, which was signed by former President Donald Trump on January 27, 2017. The latest version of the ban excluded certain nationals from thirteen countries: Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, and Venezuela.
Instead of the ban, the White House says it will improve the screening of visitors by strengthening information sharing with foreign governments and other measures.
"Where there are opportunities to strengthen information-sharing with partners, we will pursue them. And when visa applicants request entry to the United States, we will apply a rigorous, individualized vetting system. But we will not turn our backs on our values with discriminatory bans on entry into the United States", Biden's order stated.