Many Nigerians seeking for greener pastures in the United States can begin to thank their stars as the Biden administration reverses the ban placed on some countries, including Nigeria during Trump’s administration.
In April 2020, former President Donald Trump blocked the issuance of new green cards as a move to “protect American jobs”.
He had argued that the ban, which blocked US permanent residence for Nigerians and other countries, was needed to protect US workers amid the high unemployment rate induced by the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump’s executive order did not allow Immigrants bring over family members unless they were U.S. citizens applying for visas for their spouses or children under the age of 21.
It also barred entry to immigrants with employment-based visas unless they were considered beneficial to the national interest such as health service providers.
But in a proclamation issued on Wednesday, Biden said the ban has caused much harm with no good.
The new lifting of restrictions placed on the issuance of Green card will no doubt allow Nigerians to work and permanently live in the country.