This week, President Joe Biden lifted a freeze on green cards issued by President Trump during the pandemic that protected vulnerable U.S. jobs during the pandemic. Trump, on Dec. 31, extended those orders until the end of March.
Trump had deemed uncontrolled mass immigration a “risk to the U.S. labor market” and blocked entry to the United States by issuing Proclamation 10014 and Proclamation 10052.
Biden stated in his proclamation Wednesday that shutting the door on legal immigrants “does not advance the interests of the United States,” reports the Associated Press.
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.
Under President Trump’s orders, immigrants could not bring over alien family members unless they were U.S. citizens applying for visas for their spouses or children under the age of 21, barred entry to aliens with employment-based visas, and barred thousands of Visa Lottery recipients who were randomly chosen from a pool of applicants.
Last year, a federal judge issued a ruling that extremely diminished Proclamation 10052 by issuing the capricious order allowing temporary foreign workers to enter the United States if their employers are members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce or several other big business organizations.
Biden has also proposed legislation that would limit presidential authority to issue future bans against uncontrolled mass immigration.
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Updated: Fri, Mar 12th 2021 @ 11:05am EST