President Joe Biden last night signed some very consequential executive orders to reverse strings of Donald Trump’s retrogressive policies.
One of the orders lifts the immigrant visa ban on Nigerians by Trump.
Biden also reversed the systemic ban placed on citizens from Muslim-dominated countries like Yemen.
Last February, Trump placed an immigrant visa ban on Nigeria, citing Nigeria’s lack of a robust database.
The American Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary-Beth Leonard, stated at the time that Nigeria must improve on its data intelligence to ease the investigation of its citizens wishing to migrate to the US if it wants the ban lifted.
In one of his first acts as president, Biden signed an executive action ending restrictions on travel and immigration from some predominantly Muslim countries. The measure directs the State Department to resume visa processing for those countries and develop a plan to address people affected, such as those who were denied entry to the US.
Biden is also proposing a sweeping immigration bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for roughly 11 million people living illegally in the US White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday night that the president had sent the text of his proposal to Congress.