On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13769 entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” The order has since been nicknamed the “Muslim ban” or the “travel ban” because it banned the entry of foreign nationals from seven majority Muslim countries, and asserted other restrictions on refugee and migrant travel. The ban was challenged several times for its legality and altered twice before reaching it’s current, final state, which has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Despite the challenges, the Trump administration stands by the ban. On September 15, 2017 following a terrorist attack in London, Trump tweeted:
“The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific-but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!”