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Biden reverses Trumps immigrant visa ban on Nigerians

Biden reverses Trumps immigrant visa ban on Nigerians

President of United States of America, Joe Biden has lifted Immigrant Visa ban placed on Nigeria by the former President, Donald Trump.

In 2019,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.

As seen in Bloomberg recent report, Biden also reversed the systemic ban placed on citizens from Muslim dominated countries like Yemen.

The report read:

“The ban that Biden ended, blocked entry to most people from Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and North Korea. It also restricted immigrant visas for people from Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, and Eritrea as well as for certain others from Venezuela and Tanzania.”

With Biden’s reversal of Trump’s order, Nigerians will now be able to apply for green cards.

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