Trump to suspend all immigration with executive order, suspends issuance of green cards

US President, Donald Trump has said Monday he will suspend all immigration into the United States temporarily through an executive order in response to the coronavirus outbreak and to protect American jobs.

The move, which the Republican president announced on Twitter on Monday, effectively achieves a long-term Trump policy goal to curb immigration, making use of the health and economic crisis that has swept the country as a result of the pandemic to do so.

The decision drew swift condemnation from some Democrats, who accused the president of creating a distraction from what they view as a slow and faulty response to the coronavirus.

Trump said he was taking the action to protect the U.S. workforce. Millions of Americans are suffering unemployment after companies shed employees amid nationwide lockdowns to stop the contagion.

In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States, Trump said in a tweet.

Immigration is largely halted into the United States anyway thanks to border restrictions and flight bans put in place as the virus spread across the globe.

But the issue remains an effective rallying cry for Trump’s supporters.

Trump on Tuesday also unveiled some details of his new immigrant policy, saying it included suspension of issuance of green cards.

He said the suspension would initially last for 60 days and apply to those seeking permanent residence.

Trump had tweeted Monday he was introducing the policy to protect the 22 million unemployed Americans.

It would be wrong and unjust for Americans laid off by the virus to be replaced with new immigrant labour flown in from abroad, Trump said at the White House briefing.
We must first take care of the American worker.

Trump said the suspension of the green cards would not affect some categories of immigrants.He did not elaborate on the exemptions.

The new immigrant policy is expected to attract fiery opposition.

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