The new president said they prevented family reunification and hurt business
U.S. President Joe Biden repealed a proclamation issued by his predecessor that barred many residency applicants and temporary foreign workers from entering the United States.
Former President Donald Trump issued the ban last year, claiming the need to protect American workers amid high unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden rejected that argument in a proclamation issued Wednesday repealing the visa bans.
The Democratic president said they hindered family reunification in the United States and hurt American business.
Biden has promised to reverse many of Trump’s tough immigration decisions. Immigration advocates in recent weeks have demanded that he repeal visa bans that were set to expire on March 31.