The Green Card process for permanent residence for the USA will require Jamaicans to be vaccinated.

The Green Card process for permanent residence for the USA will require Jamaicans to be vaccinated.

This was announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC as a new requirement which comes into effect October 1.

The structure applies to applicants from all countries.

According to the US organization, owing to the fact the virus is a public health emergency of international concern under the International Health Regulations, the disease creates unique challenges for the immigration-related medical evaluation.
COVID-19 meets the definition of severe acute respiratory syndromes as specified by Presidential Executive Order 13674, issued on July 31, 2014, thus making it a Class A inadmissible Condition.
Persons with compelling reasons why they can’t be vaccinated may be granted a blanket waiver based on health issues or another type of exemption based on moral or religious convictions.
The new requirement has come under immense criticism with detractors calling it a violation of human rights.
Contributed by HE Prof Dr Colin O Jarrett, Director of News and Current Affairs

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