Trump tweets that he will stop ALL immigration to the United States to fight coronavirus and “protect jobs” – The Sun

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President Trump said in a staggering announcement on Monday that he “temporarily” suspends immigration to the United States.

He said the move is to help fight “the invisible enemy” – the coronavirus.

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President Trump speaks to reporters on MondayCredit: Getty Images
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People wear masks at New York JFK AirportCredit: Getty Images

“In light of the attack on the invisible enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American citizens, I will sign an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration to the United States! He tweeted.

In the United States, approximately 800,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus and more than 40,000 have died.

Trump gave no details of the immigration programs that could be affected by the order, and the White House did not immediately specify.

Almost all processing of visas by the State Department, including immigrant visas, has been suspended for weeks.

The proposed measure is likely to meet opposition from Democrats and is likely to result in court challenges.

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JFK Airport is almost empty last weekCredits: Getty Images – Getty

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“This action is not only an attempt to divert attention from Trump’s failure to stop the spread of the coronavirus and save lives, but an authoritarian approach to take advantage of a crisis and advance his anti-terrorism agenda.” immigrants, ”Texas Rep Joaquin Castro tweeted.

“We must unite to reject his division. “

New York representative Jerrold Nadler said, “President Trump is now trying to distract us from his failed COVID-19 response by trying to blame immigrants.

“The truth is that many immigrants are on the front line, protecting us as doctors, nurses, health workers, farm workers and restaurant workers. “

Longtime reporter Dan Rather tweeted that “the grave threat to the health and safety of the United States at this time of crisis is not due to immigration.”

“Yet President Trump led the racial division to the White House and consolidated the Republican Party around his rhetoric.

“He is ready for the 2020 campaign”.

The president previously said during the coronavirus crisis that people could not travel from Europe and China.


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