Biden finally cancels Trump ban on US green card

Joe Biden, the United States President has canceled Donald Trump’s declaration that blocked many green card applicants from entering America.

In signing the Presidential Proclamation 100014, Trump said the ban was to protect jobs due to high unemployment rates caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The White House in a statement announced that Biden overturned the decree through an executive order.

It said Trump’s ban separated families and does not advance the interests of the U.S.

“It harms the United States, including by preventing certain family members of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents from joining their families here,” the statement reads.

The proclamation by Trump was to expire on March 31, 2021.

On his first day in office, Biden erased a number of Trump’s orders.

He signed orders for America to formally rejoin the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Paris climate agreement.

The President stopped Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) actions that cause family separation.

ALSO READ: Gunmen kill four police officers in Anambra

Biden also halted construction of the wall along the US-Mexico border.

He approved financial relief to the millions of Americans COVID-19 forced out of jobs.

Biden signed three orders to address racial disparities within the U.S. government and its operation

Related Articles

Popular Articles