Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives have voted to make visas available to people previously denied entry into the United States under the Trump travel ban orders.
President Joe Biden went to work tearing down the Trump administration’s immigration policies beginning his first day in office. But until now, Biden had only signed one executive order ending immigration and travel restrictions from countries affected by Trump’s ban while only reviewing other “extreme vetting” practices.
This week House Democrats voted to add an amendment to the 2022 Homeland Security funding bill that’d make diversity lottery visas available to those denied entry to the U.S. because of President Donald Trump’s orders.
Here’s everything you need to know about the travel ban, the Democrats’ latest attempt to dismantle the Trump agenda, and where things stand going forward: