Joe Biden revokes Trump-era ban blocking legal immigration to the US2 min read
Legal Immigration: US President Joe Biden has denied an order banning immigrants coming to the United States on green cards.
The order by published by his predecessor Donald Trump in April last year.
Joe Biden said such bans hurt the interests of the United States.
“It also hurts industries in the United States that use talent from around the world,” Biden said.
“Furthermore, it harms people who were selected to receive the opportunity to apply for, and the individuals who have likewise received, immigrant visas through the Fiscal Year 2020 Diversity Visa Lottery,” Biden said in an announcement on Wednesday.
Trump had given Proclamation 10014 banning the entry of individuals with work-based visas and green cards. Referring to the economic uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic. He extended that to March just before remitting office in January.
Proclamation 10014 has prevented these people from entering the United States, resulting, in some cases, in the delay and possible forfeiture of their opportunity to receive the Fiscal Year 2020 diversity visas and to realize their dreams in the United States, Biden said.
Trump-era ban blocking legal immigration to the US
“Proclamation 10014 has been revoked because it hurts the US by preventing family reunification with residents, LPRs harm US industries that use talent from around the world and it hurts DV (diversity visa) winners. It harms everything,” US immigration legal counselor Cyrus Mehta wrote on the microblogging platform Twitter.
A subsequent announcement by Trump – P10052 – should also be revoked for work-based immigration visas, he said.
Investigators said Biden’s immigration manifesto shows that he would incline toward the side of jobs if the post-pandemic economic recovery is slow and uneven.
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This spells trouble for the H-1B visas, which had been under pressure long before Trump. Including under the Obama government when Biden was vice president.
Biden has not hurried to revoke Trump’s restrictions on H-1B. This reminds us of the difficult trade-offs he needs to make between protecting American workers. During an economic downturn and seeking after the liberal immigration changes expected by many in his party. Said Mark Davies, global chairman, Davies & Associates, an immigration firm.