J1 Visa holder were impacted when the Trump administration put a ban on their travel. Not only was it difficult for them but also for the United State given J1 recipients bring many benefits in different categories to the country. They bring different skills, ideas and inventions to industries.
The J1 Ban
Immigration and it’s Controversy
Immigration has always been a topic that many are either pro, con or divided. It’s a topic that for many years has caused controversy; though we know immigration is inevitable and will continue to occur, many believe this is something that should be stopped while others think otherwise.
Trump’s Deal with Ice
Luckily days before Trump administration left office, Biden was able to strike down the policies that Trump wanted to implement. The major one was stopping the “safe third country”. Instead of sending immigrants to a different country to ask for asylum, they will be able to ask for asylum at the US border.
Youths and Work Permits
Youths who apply for the, “special immigrant juvenile” are eligible to apply for work permits. According to Safe Passage Project, “Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is an immigration classification available to certain undocumented immigrants under the age of 21 who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by one or both parents.
Biden Revokes Rules Implemented by Trump
H1B holders were in a predicament when president Trump targeted them. H1B workers consist of individuals who have obtained their bachelors (or higher) degree in a specific specialty. Trump; put a halt on H1B workers and made it near impossible for them to come to the United States to seek work.
Safe Third Country Agreements
Biden administration has announced they would suspend the ACA programs. This was also known as the safe third country, which meant people who were seeking asylum at the US border could be sent to another country (that was not the United States) to ask for aid.
The Construction of the Wall
Trump administration made it known that building the wall between Mexico and United States would enforce safety measures. Yet, the government disregarded the fact that building this wall would cost a fortune and cause negative consequences along the border region.
Back in 2017, during Trump’s first year in office, he signed an executive order which announced the expansion of immigration enforcement. Meaning, many were at risk of deportation. This executive order also allowed states to enforce federal immigration laws which caused issues.