US President Biden has revoked ex-president Trump’s ban on immigrant visas.
Since late April 2020, the now repealed order (Proclamation 10014) has suspended the entry into the U.S. of such immigrants and non-immigrants on grounds of maintaining the U.S. job market in the aftermath of COVID-19.
In his proclamation, President Joe Biden said the decree of his predecessor, “does not advance the interests of the United States” and that “on the contrary, it damages the United States, even by prohibiting some U.S. citizens’ family members and legal permanent residents from entering their families here.”
It also harms industries in the United States that use people from around the world. And by the Fiscal Year 2020 Diversity Visa Lottery, it hurts people who were chosen to have the ability to qualify for, and others who have already received, immigrant visas, he added.
This proclamation removes parts of the moratorium of the Trump age, but the work visa moratorium remains, as it is due to expire at the end of March. Programs such as the Diversity Visa Lottery provide citizens from countries with a low immigrant rate to the United States with 50,000 visas.