President Trump announces temporary shutdown of all immigration to United States

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President Donald Trump gives a coronavirus update briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House earlier this month.

By Dave Lemery | The Center Square

President Donald Trump announced late Monday evening that he intends to issue an executive order temporarily banning immigration to the United States.

The announcement, via Twitter, came after 10 p.m. Eastern time and several hours after his daily briefing on the coronavirus crisis.

“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.

No details were provided as far as the length of the suspension or whether there would be any exceptions. The website Politico reported that the Department of Homeland Security was still working to draft the text of the order.

Reducing immigration, especially illegal immigration, has been one of the hallmark issues of the Trump administration. During the coronavirus crisis, the president closed down travel between the United States and China, and he later halted travel between the United States and Europe in a bid to slow the spread of the infection.

The New York Times reported Tuesday that the Department of Homeland Security was looking to expand the travel restrictions from China and Europe to cover additional countries.

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3 thoughts on “President Trump announces temporary shutdown of all immigration to United States

  1. Next step – raid all the ‘migrant justice’ centers and get the illegal aliens out. Start with Burlington.

  2. That is about five decades too late.

    The US will not become strong by importing, legally or illegally, millions of uneducated, unskilled, unexperienced, unhealthy people from anywhere.

    The infrastructures required to handle the annual flows of such people is pervasive throughout the US, and has become enormously expensive.

    That diversion of valuable resources hangs like a lead weight around the neck of the US economy, making it un-competitive in the world.

    It would be much better to educate, train and give experience to our own people, who grew up in the US culture and speak English.

    Europe, Japan, etc., have been maneuvering the US into becoming dependent on their products and services, to give up on manufacturing.

    But, at the same time, they are making it much harder for the US to sell its products and services to them; China is another such villain.

    We ask for fair and balanced trade.

    No Way Jose, they’ll say!!!, while grinning all the way to the bank.

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