Wednesday, April 22, 2020

President Trump Announces 60-Day Immigration Pause; GUEST WORKERS STILL ALLOWED and Other Coronavirus Updates

President Trump said Tuesday he will order a 60-day halt to new immigrants with an eye toward preventing them from competing with Americans for jobs during the coronavirus crisis — though he said temporary guest workers will still be allowed.
Mr. Trump said he felt a “solemn duty” to Americans thrown out of work by what he calls the “invisible enemy” of coronavirus.
“It would be wrong and unjust for Americans laid off by the virus to be replaced with new immigrant labor flown in from abroad,” the president said at the White House.
He said keeping out the newcomers would also reduce burdens on the U.S. health system.
He did not have specifics, saying the executive order was still being written and would likely be signed Wednesday.
“You’re going to need certain exemptions,” he said.
But exempting temporary workers while targeting permanent immigrants, seemed at odds with his goal, since the temporary guest workers are the ones to whom analysts point as undercutting Americans’ jobs and wages.
They’re also far more numerous.
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