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Biden allows Trump ban on temporary foreign workers to expire

Biden allows Trump ban on temporary foreign workers to expire US President Joe Biden signs an executive order related to American manufacturing in the South Court Auditorium of the White House complex on January 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden signed an executive order aimed at boosting American manufacturing and strengthening the federal government's Buy American rules. (Agence France-Presse/Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Washington, United States   ●   Fri, April 2, 2021 2021-04-02 10:30 36 99d7d57c053835b58634634621a80aac 2 World Joe-Biden,US,immigration,trump Free

President Joe Biden allowed a proclamation from his Republican predecessor that had blocked many temporary foreign workers from coming into the United States to expire on Wednesday, according to a related court filing on Thursday.

The Democratic president has rolled back some of former President Donald Trump's immigration policies since taking office on Jan. 20 including last month revoking a proclamation that had blocked many immigrant visa applicants from entering the United States.

Trump first issued his directive on temporary foreign workers in June 2020 and renewed it through March 31 before leaving office, portraying it as necessary to protect American workers amid high unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters and other outlets reported the planned move earlier in the week.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.