Nigerian immigrants had been previously banned from seeking legal permanent residency in the U.S.
New United States President Joe Biden has overturned a policy of the Donald Trump administration that prevented Nigerians from applying for immigrant visas.
Biden was sworn in as the 46th U.S. president on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, replacing Trump who had adopted a much-publicised “America First” policy, especially on immigration.
Moments after his Wednesday inauguration, Biden signed numerous executive orders including those that reversed some of Trump’s most contentious policies.
The 78-year-old immediately reversed his predecessor’s restrictions on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, and overhauled his expansion on immigration