HealthDay Reports: Trump Halts Immigration to US During Coronavirus Pandemic
President Donald Trump tweeted last night that he'll be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the country.
Trump Halts Immigration to U.S. During Coronavirus Pandemic
TUESDAY, April 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- All immigration to the United States will be stopped to protect Americans during the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump announced late Monday night, as the country's COVID-19 death toll topped 42,000.
"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 wrote in a 10 p.m. tweet.
Broad restrictions have already been placed on travel from Europe, China and other coronavirus hot spots, the Washington Post reported. Suspending all immigration could affect hundreds of thousands of visa holders and other would-be green card recipients who are planning to come to the United States, the newspaper said.