According to a US media report on April 21, US President Trump wants to ban all immigration to the United States in order to "protect American jobs," because 22 million Americans are unemployed because of the new coronavirus, but critics say This is "meaningless" because the United States has closed.
Monday (April 20), Trump He wrote on Twitter: "In view of the attacks of the invisible enemy (referring to the epidemic) and the need to protect our great American citizens, I will sign an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration to the United States!" In order to fight the epidemic, The United States has adopted social isolation measures, which has resulted in 13.5% of the labor force being unemployed, and at least 22 million Americans are now unemployed.
In a speech to the United States last month, Trump announced a total ban on foreigners from Europe to the United States. According to the "Wall Street Journal" report, the specific details of this latest order are not yet clear, but migrant workers and medical staff may be allowed; the White House has not yet commented on Trump's latest tweets. However, a source told the New York Times that the formal order banning the new green card and work visa may be implemented within a few days, thereby closing the passage of legal immigration.
NBC News (NBC News) White House correspondent Geoff Bennett said on Twitter that as the United States is now closed, immigrants are not likely to enter the United States. "International air travel has basically been suspended." Buzzfeed reporter Hamed Aleaziz also said:"It should also be noted that the State Department has suspended the routine visa services of all US embassies and consulates."
Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro (Joaquin Castro) said Trump The statement was "a move similar to dictatorship taken by the crisis." He said on Twitter that this action is not only an attempt to divert attention from Trump’s failure to stop the spread of the new coronavirus and save lives, but it is also an authoritarian-like move aimed at using the crisis to advance his anti-immigration Agenda.