The president of United States, Joe Biden, has revoked this Wednesday an order of the former president Donald Trump preventing the entry of immigrants who “present a risk to the country’s labor market” and thus limited the number of work visas for temporary foreigners in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“The suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 10014 (…) does not advance the interests of the United States. On the contrary, it harms the United States, even preventing family members of US citizens and legal residents from joining their families here, “said the US president in a proclamation on the revocation of this measure, which is published by the White House.
Biden has also regretted that the order imposed by Trump in April 2020, and extended twice, “It hurts the country’s industries that use talents from around the world” and “to the people who were selected to receive the opportunity to apply for visas, and to those who had received, through the Visa Lottery of Diversity of Fiscal Year 2020 ».
And, the measure has prevented people who had benefited from the visa lottery and relatives of legal residents and US citizens from entering the country, which has caused, in some cases, “the delay and possible loss of your opportunity to receive diversity visas in 2020 and fulfill his dreams in the United States.
In addition to repealing Trump’s order, Biden has directed the Secretaries of State, Labor, and Homeland Security to review “any regulations, orders, policies, and any other similar actions developed pursuant to Proclamation 10014 and, as appropriate, will issue a revised guide in accordance with the order published Tuesday.
On the other hand, this Wednesday Biden has signed an executive order that will help address the Supply chain ‘vulnerabilities’ in “critical sectors” so that the United States “is prepared to withstand any crisis.”
Specifically, the order states that it is necessary to “strengthen the resilience of supply chains” against “pandemics and other biological threats, cyberattacks, climate shocks and extreme weather events, terrorist attacks, geopolitical and economic competition. and other conditions that can reduce critical manufacturing capacity and the availability and integrity of critical goods, products and services.
Likewise, it indicates that the presidential assistant for National Security Affairs and that of Economic Policy will coordinate the actions of the Executive Power that are necessary to implement the order, for which, in addition, external interested parties, such as industries, must be consulted. unions or institutions.
To advance in this measure, a review of the risks of the supply chain is also defined. supply within 100 days post-order publication for four “vital” products, semiconductors, minerals and key materials – rare earths – pharmaceuticals and advanced batteries – such as those for electric vehicles.
Second, this order initiates a long-term review of the industrial base of six sectors of the economy over the next year, as detailed by Biden.
“The American people should never face a shortage of goods and services on which they depend, be it their car or their prescription drugs or food at the local supermarket,” the president stressed of the order.
In this sense, he recalled that have heard ‘horror stories from doctors and nurses that they wore garbage bags over their gown because they didn’t have any more gowns. And they were washing and reusing their masks over and over again in the operating room.
That should never have ever happened. And it will never happen again in America. We should not have to depend on a foreign country, especially one that does not share our interests or our values, to protect our people during a national emergency, “he added.
Biden has stressed that “resilient, diverse and secure” supply chains will help “revitalize our national manufacturing capacity and create well-paying jobs” and has ensured that “they will stimulate new opportunities for small businesses, communities of color and communities of color. economically disadvantaged areas’.
Likewise, it has guaranteed that it will promote “new investments in research and innovation and our workforce, investing in training and university associations that will lead to new technologies and new solutions.”