The US visa bill that was all set to ban Sanctuary cities in Texas State that were backed by Trump has been blocked by a Federal judge. This is a setback to US President Donald Trump who had earlier spoken against the jurisdiction of the Sanctuary cities.
The US visa bill that was supported by Trump would have enhanced the racial profiling in the US. Along with undocumented immigrants, the US visa holders would have also been targeted, as quoted by the Workpermit. This includes Manager Visa or L-1A Executive visa. These visas permit those who have worked as managers or executives outside the US for 12 months in the past 36 months to arrive at the US for 7 years. They are also authorized to start a business in the US and finally lead to permanent residence through the US Green Card.
Sanctuary cities restrict their support to the national anti-immigration laws. They do not demand the departments for law enforcement to seek the status of immigrants who are detained or arrested.
A Latino economic and social justice activism group Jolt released a statement terming the US visa bill as one amongst the most severe anti-Latino and anti-immigrant bills that were tabled in the US. This bill would have permitted to carry out mass deportation by the law enforcement authorities backing the agenda of Trump.
The US visa bill also opened the possibility of racial profiling of Latin American nationals who make up 40% of the population of Texas. Further, this US visa bill would have permitted to remove democratically elected officials from their posts just for expressing views against the law, elaborated the statement of the activist group.
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