President of the United States, Donald Trump has temporarily suspended immigration to the US on Tuesday.
Donald Trump signed a temporary executive order that will put a halt on immigration to the United States, citing the need to protect jobs for Americans in the face of massive job possess caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
As usual, Donald Trump took to Twitter to announce the new policy, saying through his handle @realDonaldTrump,
“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.”
The United States currently has the highest number of Coronavirus cases in the world with 747,000 and over 40,000 dead so far.
The announcement has come on the heels of Trump’s desire to re-open the US economy after a total Lockdown in many parts of the country to curb the spread of the virus has crippled the economy.
More than 20 million Americans have filed for unemployment claims in the last four weeks while US oil has fallen below $1 per barrel with producers paying buyers to take the product off their hands.
The US government suspended all visa processing last month including migration visas to curb the spread of Coronavirus.