The State Department has declared that the vast majority of visa applicants who were denied due to the travel ban put into effect by former President Donald Trump on 13 mostly Muslim-majority and African countries can now seek new decisions or submit new applications.
President Joe Biden has overturned the former president’s so-called “Muslim ban” on the day of his inauguration, referring to it as a “stain on our national conscience.”
State Department spokesman Ned Price said applicants who were refused visas prior to Jan. 20, 2020, must submit new applications and pay a new application fee. Those who were denied on or after Jan. 20, 2020, may seek reconsideration without re-submitting their applications and do not have to pay additional fees, Price said.
Applicants selected in the diversity visa lottery prior to the current fiscal year are barred by U.S. law from being issued visas if they have not gotten them already, he said. The diversity lottery aims to accept immigrants from countries that are not normally awarded many visas.
Since December 2017, after a revised version of the original travel ban was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, some 40,000 people have been barred from entering the United States under the ban, according to State Department data.
This is just more of what we’ve come to expect in the Biden presidency. In his urge to purge the legacy of Trump from the country, Biden is once again putting our national security in danger.
It’s become quite clear that the president doesn’t care about doing his actual duty, but appeasing the crazy progressives in his party.