Biden lifts Trump’s ban on certain immigrant visas in the pandemic
President Biden on Wednesday withdraw a suspension of certain Trump-era immigrant visas, which dramatically restricted legal immigration to the United States during the coronavirus pandemic.
When President Trump passed them in April 2020, he said the restrictions were necessary to prevent new immigrants from competing with U.S. workers in the labor market during the economic recession caused by the pandemic.
Mr Trump used widespread executive power to ban certain visas from being issued to potential immigrants in hopes of moving permanently to the US through petitions from their family members or potential employers in the US. The restrictions have also frozen the Diversity Visa Lottery, a program that allows immigrants from under-represented countries, many of whom are in Africa, to …