The Covid19 pandemic occurring around the United States and all around the world have impacted many people. Recently, the Trump administration has stated that they believe the corona virus will go away, but US department does not believe it will.
According to Immigration Impact, “in a recent memo signed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the administration highlights a sharp decrease in the demand for U.S. visas due to the COVID-19 pandemic”. The pandemic has already impacted the immigration system and has slowed down the processing on cases,; many people have been laid off due to the pandemic which has caused a major backlog.
The state has State has stated that they want to budget cut visas, which will cause a major delay on visa processing and on the consular offices abroad. Trump claims the States has control over Covid19, though the country reflects otherwise.
We believe, The United States should not use the excuse that there will be cuts on visas because of the pandemic. We need to figure out a way to continue issuing visas to allow people who rely on them to enter the country.