President Trump’s second travel ban doesn’t affect Green Card Holders or the Green Card Lottery (Diversity Visa Program)
Besides that, Theodore Chuang is the second federal judge to stop President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban from taking effect.
Chuang issued an injunction after hearing arguments in a case where the plaintiffs argued that President Trump’s second travel ban still discriminates against Muslims.
On Wednesday night, a federal judge in Hawaii froze Trump’s order nationwide just hours before it was to take effect.
President Biden ends Trump’s Muslim travel ban
Among many executive orders signed by President Joe Biden, one order ended the ban on travelers from several majority-Muslim countries, which was first issued by President Donald Trump in January 2017.
Instead of a Muslim travel ban, the White House says it will improve the screening of visitors by strengthening information sharing with other foreign governments and other measures that have not yet been announced.
Joe Biden also ordered that the State Department resume processing visa applications and, within 45 days, provide him with a report outlining the number of visa applicants being considered for a waiver when the Trump order was signed. People that were denied visas under the travel ban can reapply without any form of issue.
President Biden said, “Make no mistake, where there are threats to our Nation, we will address them, and where there are opportunities to strengthen information-sharing with other countries, we will pursue them. When an alien applies for a Visa to enter the United States, we will apply a stronger and more secure vetting system. But we will not turn our backs on our values with discriminatory bans on entry into the United States of America.
As the travel ban doesn’t affect the Green Card Lottery, it’s time to apply for Green Card Program.
Every year in the US Department of State’s annual Green Card Lottery (Diversity Visa Program), between 100,000 and 125,000 applications are selected as winners, and up to 55,000 Green Cards (Permanent Residency Visas) are issued to new immigrants from all over the world.
The objective of the Lottery is to issue Green Cards to individuals born in countries with historically low levels of immigration to the United States.
The draw will take place through a random computer-generated lottery draw.
The Visa Lottery (DV Lottery) was created by the Immigration Act of 1990 and signed into law by President George Bush. The Lottery is perfectly legal and sponsored by the U.S. State Department.
It is easy to apply for the Diversity Visa Program. You only need,
1) Have a minimum of a high school degree or have work experience for at least two years in a qualified work that requires training.
2) Be born in a qualified country. You can check the full list in the qualified country list. Be aware that the list changes from year to year, so if your country of birth is not on the list of qualified countries, then please check the list the following year.
There are so many great opportunities when moving to the United States of America. To give you a better idea of some of the benefits of getting a Green Card, we would recommend you read our article 7 benefits of having a Green Card. You should also read our guide about where to live in the United States, which will give you a closer look at what each state can offer you and your family when moving to the United States.
Remember US Green Card Office is here to assist you. We will make it easy for you and your family and seeking the American dream and move to the United States.