Biden Lifts Ban Blocking Legal Immigration to US

Last spring at the beginning of the Pandemic, former President Trump stopped the issuance of green cards until the end of the year citing American job loss, this basically blocked legal immigration. Just before leaving office he extended the ban until the end of March 2021. On Wednesday, President Biden lifted that order!

In his proclamation, President Biden states that shutting the door on legal immigrants “does not advance the interests of the United States.” The proclamation also 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. It also harms industries in the United States that utilize talent from around the world,”.

Presidential Action: A Proclamation on Revoking Proclamation 10014


Source of Information:

AP News, 2/25/21, News Article:

Biden lifts Trump-era ban blocking legal immigration to US


WSJ, 2/24/21, News Article:

Biden Rescinds Trump Immigration Restrictions


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