US President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked a proclamation from his predecessor that blocked many inexperienced card candidates from getting into the US.
Former President Donald Trump issued the ban final 12 months, saying it was wanted to guard U.S. staff amid excessive unemployment as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Biden rejected that reasoning in a proclamation on Wednesday rescinding the visa ban. The Democratic president stated it had prevented households from reuniting in the US and harmed U.S. companies.
Biden, a Democrat, has pledged to reverse lots of Trump’s hardline immigration insurance policies. Immigrant advocates had pressed in latest weeks for him to elevate the visa ban, which was set to run out on March 31.
Biden left in place one other ban on most international momentary staff.
In October, a federal choose in California blocked Trump’s ban on these international visitor staff because it affected lots of of hundreds of U.S. companies that fought the coverage in court docket.
Curtis Morrison, a California-based immigration lawyer, who represents folks topic to the ban stated Biden will now must deal with a rising backlog of purposes which have been held up for months because the pandemic shut down most visa processing by the State Division. The method might doubtlessly take years, he stated.
“It is a backlog that Trump created,” Morrison stated. “He broke the immigration system.”
The State Division didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
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