New U.S. President Joe Biden yesterday lifted the bans imposed by Donald Trump that prohibit entry into the U.S. from several countries with predominantly Muslim populations and from Africa.
This was announced by US State Department spokesman Ned Price on Twitter on Wednesday evening, describing it as the end of a discriminatory ban.
As part of his restrictive immigration policy, Trump has ordered entry bans on citizens from six Muslim-majority countries. Trump’s first immigration decree came a week after he officially took office on Jan. 6, 2017, when nationals from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen were banned from entering the country.
Many Iranians residing in the U.S. could no longer meet their families.
Newly elected U.S. President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday night. A few hours after being sworn in, he had a bill sent to members of Congress. If given the green light, the reform could pave the way to citizenship for millions of migrants currently living in the U.S. without a residence permit. He also wants to stop wall construction on the border with Mexico.
by Jeremy Abbott – American Correspondent – WPN