Trump Signs Proclamation Limiting Immigration To The U.S. For 60 Days

(RightWingAmericans.Com)- On Monday, President Donald Trump signaled he would be signing an executive order that would temporarily suspend immigration to the United States.
On Wednesday, the proclamation he signed related to immigration, but was slightly different from what he alluded to in his tweet on Monday.
The proclamation he signed will restrict certain people from entering the United States for the next 60 days. However, it won’t stop applications for permanent residence.
Those who will be blocked from temporarily entering America are those who don’t already have visas or other travel documents. There are exemptions in place, though, for foreign employers and workers, as well as the spouses and children of those people.
Children and spouses of U.S. citizens, children or spouses of U.S. military, and many temporary visitors, potential refugees and/or asylum seekers are also exempt. Trump’s proclamation also doesn’t change the state of any immigrants who are already in the United States.
During Tuesday’s White House briefing, Trump announced the proclamation would “apply to individuals seeking a permanent residency. In other words, those receiving green cards.”
Before signing the order, Trump tweeted:
“I will be signing my Executive Order prohibiting immigration into our Country today. In the meantime, even without this order, our Southern Border, aided substantially by the 170 miles of new Border Wall & 27,000 Mexican soldiers, is very tight — including for human trafficking!”
And after he signed the order on Wednesday, he announced:
“I just signed an order temporarily suspending immigration into the United States. Americans of all backgrounds will be first in line for jobs as our economy re-opens, and crucially, it also preserves healthcare resources for our patients.
“Amending it or extending it, that we can do at the appropriate time, but it’s now signed.”
The proclamation states that the order, which goes into effect Thursday at midnight, will be reviewed at the end of 30 days.
Trump says the new restrictions are good to put in place since it’s impossible to limit where immigrant workers can work, in terms of a specific economic sector. As such, the proclamation states:
“There is no way to protect the already disadvantaged and unemployed Americans from the threat of competition for scarce jobs. Existing immigrant visa processing protections are inadequate for recovery from the COVID-19 outbreak.”
It’s been hard for immigration experts and officials to predict how many people this new order may affect, as immigration to the U.S. has already been severely limited during the coronavirus pandemic. Most services provided by the State Department and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have been suspended already.
One senior White House official said if the order were in place for 12 months, it may bar roughly 400,000 people from entering the United States, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
Trump signed this order because he is given the power as president to restrict entries into the United States during emergency times. Only two years ago, the Supreme Court upheld the president’s authority to impose a travel ban on a group of countries that the Trump administration said posed a risk for terrorism.