U.S. Government Revokes the Suspension of Immigrant Entries to the U.S.

By Elizabeth M. Klarin

February 25, 2021 | Immigration Blog

Yesterday, President Biden revoked former President Trump’s immigrant visa suspension (put in place by section 1 of presidential proclamation 10014 and amended by Proclamations 10052 and 10131), due to changes in the current administration’s view of the risks immigrants present to the U.S. economy during the pandemic. 

Although immigrants can now enter the U.S. on their valid immigrant visas, President Biden has not yet revoked the suspension on entry for nonimmigrant temporary workers (created by Presidential Proclamation 10052 and extended by Proclamation 10054). However, this suspension on entry is set to expire on March 31, 2021, so relief could be coming soon for nonimmigrants as well, barring another extension of this limitation to nonimmigrant entries. 

This latest immigration move by the new presidential administration recognizes the new administration’s view that immigrants do not present a significant risk to the U.S. labor market at this stage of the economic recovery from the COVID-19 outbreak; rather, permitting immigrants to enter the U.S. is beneficial to the United States.

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