Biden Ordered To Revisit Visa Apps Nixed In Trump Travel Ban 1 Biden Ordered To Revisit Visa Apps Nixed In Trump Travel Ban

Biden Ordered To Revisit Visa Apps Nixed In Trump Travel Ban

By Alyssa Aquino (August 3, 2022, 5:35 PM EDT) — A California federal judge ordered the Biden administration to revisit the tens of thousands of visa applications that were denied under Trump-era travel restrictions, finding that targeted foreigners were still bruised from the travel ban, long after their revocation.

Even though President Joe Biden lifted his predecessor’s travel restrictions against people from predominantly Muslim-majority countries, U.S. District Judge James Donato agreed that the White House’s invitation for certain denied noncitizens to reapply for visas didn’t go far enough to address the harms they faced under what critics refer to as the “Muslim Ban.” The Biden administration must now work with those…