26 Feb Overseas Immigrant Visa Ban Lifted
President Biden lifted former President Trump’s pandemic-related green card ban. President Biden lifted the Trump administration’s orders preventing foreigners from moving to the U.S. on new green cards, saying the orders failed to advance American interests. Trump first enacted the ban last April, and it was set to expire March 31. However, Biden’s proclamation revoked that ban and its extensions a month early. Family members of U.S. citizens and green card holders will now be able to immigrate to the U.S., along with individuals who were selected to receive visas through the diversity visa lottery, which allows the U.S. to accept 55,000 immigrants annually from countries with historically low levels of immigration.