United State of America President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that his executive order on imigration will apply only to people seeking green cards, last 60 days and won’t affect workers entering the country on a temporary basis.
Monday, Trump on his tweeter page said he would “temporarily suspend immigration into the United States,” in order to prevent further spread of coronavirus pandemic.
While giving details of his plan, Trump said the provision would amount to a 60-day pause only on people seeking permanent resident status in the United States.
Trump said the executive order is being written now and he is likely to sign it on today ( Wednesdays). He said he would review the executive order at the end of that period and decide if it should be renewed.
Trump suggested there will be economic effects of the order, indicating it would “protect American workers,” and noted that it will have certain exemptions.
“By pausing immigration, we’ll help put unemployed Americans first in line for jobs as America reopens,” Trump said. “It would be wrong and unjust for Americans laid off by the virus to be replaced with new immigrant labor flown in from abroad. We must first take care of the American workers.”