Beyond the Headlines: How repealing the 'Muslim Ban' will affect refugees

The National talks to people who will benefit from the repeal of the policy

During his 2015 presidential primary race, a day after the San Bernadino shootings in which a married Islamist couple shot and killed 14 people, Donald Trump said he wanted "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the US until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on". In 2017, when Mr Trump came to power, the so-called "Muslim ban" was introduced. Mr Trump signed an executive order banning the citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the US for 90 days. All Syrian refugees were banned indefinitely and all other refugees for 120 days. Although the ban hit some constitutional hurdles, a slightly watered-down version came into effect in March that year.

When Joe Biden became the Democratic nominee for the presidential election, he pledged to repeal the ban on his very first day in office. And, true to his word, on January 20 he did exactly that. On this week's Beyond the Headlines, host Cody Combs looks at how the repeal of the ban will affect Muslim refugees.