How to fix the visa system
Posted On July 16, 2021
The US economy has been hurt by the influx of thousands of illegal immigrants, with businesses and consumers seeing the effects.
It is a major challenge for policymakers in trying to slow the rise of a nation with an estimated 10 million immigrants.
The immigration debate has become a proxy for the economic woes facing the US.
For the most part, President Donald Trump has been quiet on the topic, but he has indicated he will sign a bill to ease restrictions on immigration.
While the White House has not released a detailed legislative proposal, Trump has said the bill will allow immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries to enter the country, and give some work permits to legal permanent residents.
Trump has been criticized for his statements on immigration and other matters, but has not explicitly said he is open to loosening the visa rules.
Immigration reform would likely include some changes to the visa process, which has been the subject of a fierce debate.
In December, a federal judge ruled that the Obama administration’s implementation of a visa lottery program was illegal, and the administration is appealing that ruling.
It’s been a turbulent month for the visa lottery.
A federal judge in New York blocked Trump’s order that restricted travel to the United States by refugees and visa holders for 120 days.
Earlier this month, a California judge ruled against Trump’s ban on the issuance of new visas to citizens from the seven Muslim countries.
On Wednesday, the US District Court for the Southern District of California sided with a coalition of state attorneys general, which argued that Trump’s travel ban violates the First Amendment.
U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly issued the order saying the ban violates federal immigration law and that it was “clearly intended to deny immigration benefits to those in the U.S.” from countries that are majority Muslim.