Re-Blogged From RightWingAmericans.Com
President Donald Trump caused outrage among Democrats on Monday when he announced that his administration would protect American workers by suspending immigration into the United States while the country battles an economic crisis.
According to a New York Times report, published on Tuesday morning, the president’s plan could come into effect in the next few days when he is expected to sign an executive order. Sources familiar with the plan, according to the Times, say that the executive order would stop the United States approving any new applications from foreigners intending to live and worked in the United States. It would shut down the illegal immigration system completely for as long as the president deems the executive order to be necessary.
The same report also claims that workers who have already worked in the United States for years may be denied further entry to the United States for professional purposes, though some exceptions are expected to be carved out.
“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 president wrote.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2020
Ryan Girdusky, a populist conservative commentator, said that the “carveouts” have yet to happen, in which the Trump administration would decide who should be exempt from the rules.
This hasn’t been going on for months or even weeks… the carveouts haven’t happened yet. This is the first step, the next step is to keep up the fight to make sure it includes student visas, H1bs, and H2bs https://t.co/q8zSSjtvjn
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) April 21, 2020
Breitbart reports that the plan is expected to exempt the 4,000 foreign doctors who are expected to arrive in the United States in June. Further exceptions might include. Some 200,000 H-2A farmworkers who are scheduled to arrive in the United States, and some family reunifications.
However, until the Executive Order is drafted, nobody knows how extensive it will be. Measures taken to restrict employment-based immigration are likely to revitalize Trump’s base and please Americans who want to protect the job market, but stopping family-based may cause widespread problems for American citizens waiting for children and spouses to settle with them.