According to US President Trump, the limit on immigration to the USA will initially be in place for 60 days
US President Trump justifies his move with a commitment to US workers in the face of the corona pandemic.
Washington (dpa) – According to US President Donald Trump, the limitation of immigration to the USA because of the corona crisis is to apply for 60 days initially.
The step would mainly affect those who seek permanent residence with a green card. It was not about temporary residence permits. He said that the planned decree was still being worked on. He is expected to sign it today.
Trump complained that the epidemic had hit the US work force hard, in view of the millions of people who had lost their jobs due to the crisis in recent weeks. It would be “wrong and unfair” if they were replaced by workers from abroad, the president said. The suspension of immigration would also help preserve important medical resources for US citizens, he said.
Trump had surprisingly announced on Twitter Monday night (local time) that he would temporarily suspend immigration to the United States. In the tweet, he had initially left open details of the planned duration of the planned order and exactly who would be affected.
It is a further step by the US government to use the Corona pandemic to justify greater restrictions on immigration. The decision is likely to be heard in the US courts soon.