U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to suspend immigration to the U.S. due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19).
President Trump said in a briefing at the White House yesterday (22nd) at the Coronavirus Task Force that he has signed an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration to the United States to protect great American workers.
As a result, the issuance of permanent residency will be suspended for 60 days, and there is a possibility that it may be extended depending on the circumstances.
The executive order will take effect today (23rd) at 11:59 p.m.
However, researchers, medical staff, investment migrants, spouses of U.S. citizens and children under the age of 21 are excluded from this restriction.
Also, it does not affect foreigners entering the U.S. on temporary visas and agricultural workers, such as skilled workers such as employment visas.
President Trump’s move comes as Americans, who lost their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic, are calling for deregulation and calling for economic normalization.
In fact, the U.S. has seen economic damage grow, with 22 million people losing their jobs in the last four weeks.