President Biden will ban some temporary foreign work visas on Wednesday, according to two administration officials, reopening a labor pool cut by his predecessor during the coronovirus epidemic.
Former President Donald J. Trump blocked visas for various programs in broad order last June, including computer programmers and engineers who enter the United States on H-1B visas, on work study programs and seasonal workers in hospitality Are based. industry.
The Trump administration said at the time that a ban on temporary work visas, as well as a separate block on the green card, were necessary to protect employment opportunities for Americans who lost their jobs due to the economic toll of the epidemic. But many studies have shown that immigrants benefit the economy. Business leaders openly criticized the orders because critics wishing to work should block employees with a desire to work that Americans are or are not able to do.
In October, a California federal judge lifted a ban on a large number of work visas, after trade organizations filed a lawsuit against the order on foreign workers.
The ruling at the time only applied to members of organizations that sued the administration, including the US Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Retail Federation, Intrax Inc., which was responsible for cultural exchanges and a technology industry. The group sponsors TechNet.
Mr. Biden had already rescinded Mr. Trump’s ban on the new green card, stating that it “does not advance the interests of the United States.” Even during the epidemic, Mr. Biden said the sanctions prevented the nation from “allowing certain family members of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to join their families.” It also disturbs industries in the United States that utilize talents from all over the world. “