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Biden Reverses Donald Trump’s Immigrant Visa Ban On Nigerians, Other Countries

Valentine Chinyem

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Newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden has reversed several bans imposed by his predecessor, Donald Trump.

One of such policy which was overturned, is the restricted on granting of immigrant visas to Nigerians.

Donald Trump had in January, 2020, imposed immigration ban on several countries, including Nigeria.

At the time, the US government said the policy was designed to make America more secure, especially from countries that don’t comply with the U.S. minimum security standards or cooperate to prevent illegal immigration.

But the Biden administration, which campaigned partly on a message of diversity, is seeking to re-open America to the world.

The reversal is part of a 10-day onslaught of executive actions intended to overturn key Trump policies without waiting for Congress, on topics ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change and criminal justice, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

Biden has halted the US exit from the World Health Organization, stopped construction of Trump’s cherished wall on the Mexican border, and rescinded a ban on visitors from several Muslim-majority nations.

More so, Biden committed the United States to rejoining the Paris climate accord, blocked an oil pipeline project, and froze Arctic drilling in a raft of executive orders signed hours after taking office Wednesday.