US Senate introduces immigration reform bill; more professionals to get green cards

US Senate introduces immigration reform bill; more professionals to get green cards

- More people from India, Africa and other parts of the world will benefit from the current US government's policies

- This is as the Senate introduced a bill that allows green cards to be given to professionals who want to be legally part of the US

- The bill which was introduced on Thursday came months after President Joe Biden signed about 17 executive orders reversing Donald Trump's policies including travel ban

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With less than three months of taking over the mantle of responsibility, the administration of President Joe Biden has been hailed for its policies, especially on immigration which allows citizens from other countries to be part of the US population.

Legit.ng recalls that Biden signed 17 executive orders right after his inauguration on Wednesday, January 20, to undo some of the things put in place by his controversial predecessor, Donald Trump.

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Among top policies introduced by President Biden, 77, is the ban on Trump's travel restriction which largely targetted some countries in Africa and Asia.

US Senate introduces immigration reform bill; more African, Indian professionals to get green cards
US Senate has introduced an immigration reform bill, with the action coming weeks after Joe Biden signed executive orders. Credit: Potus
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In a mutual direction, Democrat lawmakers on Thursday, March 4, also introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill that will allow more permanent immigrant status or green cards, MSN reports.

The bill, which was introduced by Bob Menendez and House of Representatives member Linda Sanchez, seeks to remove the annual limits on green cards.

This means professionals from Indians and other parts of the world will be able to secure green card without limit and live legally as citizens of the US.

In a related development, Legit.ng reported that Atiku Abubakar, former Nigerian vice president and 2019 general election presidential flagbearer, congratulated the duo of Biden and Kamala Harris on their inauguration as US president and vice respectively.

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In a statement on his Facebook page, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain expressed confidence in Biden-Harris administration solidifying "America's regeneration and her reaffirmation as the beacon of democracy to the world."

Atiku, however, tabled three demands before the new administration, with the ex-VP urging the US to help Nigeria on war against terror and insurgency in the northwest and northeast.

Atiku said this should be done with the provision of "every type of support required to win our war against the insurgency we face and that threatens the peace of our sub-region.

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A published literary writer, freelancer and public commentator, he has written over 100 essays covering diverse issues on economy, politics and current affairs, entertainment and leadership published in virtually all notable Nigerian national dailies and digital media in Nigeria.

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