Trump says he will temporarily suspend immigration into the US amid coronavirus crisis, and the US president Tweeted he will sign an executive order to suspend immigration temporarily in order to protect jobs amid growing coronavirus concerns.
Trump offered no further details as to what immigration programs may be affected. President Trump on Monday at the White House tweeted that he would sign an “Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!”
I’m 100% behind this! We need to stabilize our own country right now, and get rid of this virus or things will just get worse, and worse. This is the right move.
“In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter, “I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!”
In recent weeks, the Trump administration has said health concerns justified moving swiftly to bar asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants from entering the country, alarming immigration advocates who have said that Mr. Trump and his advisers are using a global pandemic to further hard-line immigration policies.
But the president’s late-night announcement on Monday signals his most wide-ranging attempt yet to seal the country off from the rest of the world. A formal order temporarily barring the provision of new green cards and work visas could come as early as the next few days, according to several people familiar with the plan.