Trump Halting Immigration 60 Days for Certain Green Cards

Trump Halting Immigration 60 Days for Certain Green Cards

"In these risky and hard times, the country needs a president who will demonstrate clear, stable leadership, less partisan acrimony and more balance to the rights and protections of working Americans", UAW President Rory Gamble said in a statement.

The legitimate concerns related to containing the COVID-19 outbreak have created the flawless opportunity for Trump to take matters into his own hands through the Executive Order, that he tweeted about, without having to go through Congress like he'd otherwise be expected to.

Yesterday, Mr Trump tweeted he would be signing an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration, but offered no further details.

Any move by Trump to restrict legal immigration will likely trigger legal challenges.

Trump said that this pause on new immigration will also help to conserve vital medical resources for American citizens. Offering clarity regarding this move, the President added that the order would, "only apply to those seeking a permanent residency, in other words, those receiving green cards". Help us in our attempt to share the voices of people with disabilities that enable them to participate in the society on an equal footing!

It's hard to say, given how little information the White House has provided, but a concrete plan to reduce immigration could come with exemptions, The New York Times notes: "The administration could exempt large groups of workers from the ban, including farm laborers, health care workers and perhaps high-tech employees".

During a question and answer session at the press briefing, Trump said the executive order is "being written now as we speak" and that he will sign it "probably tomorrow [Wednesday] some time". "At a time when Americans are looking to get back to work, action is necessary". The visas allow an immigrant to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the United States, informally known as a green card.

"We have a solemn duty to ensure these unemployed Americans regain their jobs and their livelihoods, therefore in order to protect American workers, I will be issuing a temporary suspension of immigration into the United States".

The last thing we want to do is take American workers' jobs.

The Trump administration recognized the need for additional workers in some industries.

The order would mark an extraordinary use of executive power by Trump, who has imposed travel restrictions on a group of nations and regions - measures that have led to chaos overseas and at US airports.

But the visas are also used by the healthcare and education sectors and other businesses recruiting workers who generally have bachelor's or higher degrees. Immigration is effectively cut off anyway because of the coronavirus through border restrictions and flight bans.

Research prior to the pandemic has shown that more immigrants add to the growth of the economy, and this spurs job growth.

"I think this is a malevolent distraction", said Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning policy institute in Washington.

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