The J1 Ban

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.

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.

Deportation Halted

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.