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Yemeni American community calls on Biden administration to reissue visas

Lottery winners are required to obtain these visas within one year of their acceptance, something that thousands of Yemeni residents were unable to do after the Trump administration’s travel ban.

News 12 Staff

Mar 25, 2021, 12:53 AM

Updated 1,213 days ago

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The Yemeni American community rallied Wednesday to call on the Biden administration to reissue thousands of visas to the Yemeni people who won them through a diversity visa program and then lost them following the Trump administration’s travel ban. 
The diversity visa program sets aside 50,000 visas each year for immigrants from countries that only send a few people to the United States. 
Lottery winners are required to obtain these visas within one year of their acceptance, something that thousands of Yemeni residents were unable to do after the Trump administration’s travel ban. 
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