Internationals who are in a relationship with a citizen of the United States, and who have been stranded in other countries amid the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak, may soon be able to reunite.
The speculations that such a decision would become a reality has been raised by the Daily Caller Senior White House Correspondent Christian Datoc, through his Twitter account, VisaGuide.World reports.
Datoc said that according to the White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Biden’s administration is seeking to move forward with COVID-19 travel waiver for unmarried binational couples.
“Jen Psaki says the Biden administration is reviewing potentially moving forward with coronavirus travel waivers for non-married international couples and students but has no announcements on a timeline for a decision” Christian Datoc pointed out on his official Twitter account.
Since President Biden took office, he introduced some legislation that would facilitate undocumented internationals’ lives in the US and those who wish to live in the US.
Biden recently presented new legislation to reform immigration and raise the number of international specialists in the US.
The US President also announced plans to increase the number of diversity visas from 55,000 to 80,000 and lift the three and ten-year bans that prohibited persons from re-entering the US if they had left the territory after staying there illegally.
Trump’s administration previously amended H-1B visa norms by changing the regulations to prioritise higher wages and skills when choosing applicants. In this regard, President Biden urged to freeze Trump’s proposal regarding selecting H-1B visas, until at least March 21.
When the Coronavirus pandemic started to spread in other countries, many international couples were left stranded in different countries, without the possibility to see each other for months. The only thing that helped them get through the situation was to see that they were not alone in their way.
Many internationals used social media, especially Twitter hashtags #LoveIsEssential and #LoveIsNotTourism, to talk about their problems and urge the authorities to lift the bans and other restrictions to help them reunite with their loved ones.