US President Joe Biden reverses Trump green card ban

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The US president on Wednesday revoked a ban on the issuing of green cards by his predecessor that lawyers said was blocking most legal immigration to the US.

President Biden has been reversing Trump’s policies on immigration, revoking the former president’s orders and issuing more of his own.

What Biden said about lifting the ban

Lifting Trump’s Presidential Proclamation 100014, Biden said it “does not advance the interests of the United States.”

“To the contrary, it harms the United States, including by preventing certain family members of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents from joining their families here,” Biden said in his proclamation.

“It also harms industries in the United States that utilize talent from around the world.”

Who was impacted by the ban?

The proclamation in April last year cited a need to protect US jobs amid high unemployment rates caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

It stopped the issuing of green cards for certain people outside the US seeking to immigrate legally.

As many as 120,000 family-based preference visas were lost largely because of the ban.

The ban went on to include individuals with employment-based visas unless they were considered beneficial to the national interest such as health care professionals.

It also also slammed the door on thousands of Diversity Visa Lottery winners who were randomly chosen from a pool of about 14 million applicants.

On December 31 Trump had extended the banning orders until the end of March.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. “unless they were considered beneficial to the national interest such as health care professionals” WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU WANT THAT ??

    • The same way Trump used the illegal immigrants to construct his buildings and then when he was done, called them all rapists and drug dealers.

      The same way the UK used the people who arrived on the Windrush ship to fight their wars and then re-build after WW2 and then 50 years later tried to deport them because the colonies they arrived from were now Independent.

      Moral of the story is immigrants built America and do the jobs that Americans think are too low for them. If it wasn’t for immigrants, Americans wouldn’t eat as they don’t even want to pick their own food when harvest time comes.

      We can’t always hate. Yes there are many people who use immigration to commit crimes, but the vast majorities help make these First World countries prosper.

      No one in America can call themselves American unless they are Aboriginal Indians as they were there before the Europeans arrived and then called themselves Americans.

  2. The United States of America is a country that was build and still is being build on Immigrants coming from all over the world looking for a better life.
    All of a sudden some of the children of these immigrants feel that others do not have the rigths as their forefathers had. America is theirs and theirs alone.
    Well history shows that America is the Indians and them alone. They are the original inhabitants whose lands were taken away from them. The biggest land grab in the history of mankind. Will this ever be made right?

  3. From the Sidelines: Could you address the land grab in Antigua and Barbuda today.By the time you awake from your slumber.The country would be sold and be owned by the Chinese and a few very rich white people.What do you think about that,Gastonite.

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