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Trump set to sign immigration order

Pushed back: Mexican immigrants in Ciudad Juarez on Tuesday after they were deported from the U.S.

Pushed back: Mexican immigrants in Ciudad Juarez on Tuesday after they were deported from the U.S.  

‘Decision to suspend issuance of green cards will help put unemployed Americans first in line for jobs’

President Donald Trump confirmed he would sign an order later on Wednesday partially blocking immigration to the U.S., in a move he argues would protect workers from the economic fallout of the COVID-19草草影院最新地址入口 pandemic. Immigration is a key issue for Mr. Trump's conservative base, which he is keen to energise ahead of the November election.

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“I will be signing my Executive Order prohibiting immigration into our Country today,” he said in a tweet.

草草影院最新地址入口The President said on Tuesday that he would stop the issuing of green cards — permanent residency permits — for 60 days, but would exempt temporary workers such as seasonal farm labourers.

“It will help put unemployed Americans first in line for jobs as America reopens,” he said on Tuesday. “It would be wrong and unjust for Americans to be replaced with immigrant labour flown in from abroad.”

About 22 million Americans have lost their jobs since the outbreak forced a global shutdown.

草草影院最新地址入口The U.S. is the world’s hardest-hit country, and health care infrastructure in hotspots such as New York has struggled to cope.

‘Divert attention’

草草影院最新地址入口The executive order on immigration will likely spark court action to reverse it, and has raised hackles among his Democratic opponents.

草草影院最新地址入口Texas lawmaker Joaquin Castro slammed what he called “an attempt to divert attention away from Mr. Trump’s failure to stop the spread of the coronavirus and save lives”.

The Supreme Court has in recent months offered several significant victories to the Trump administration on immigration.

草草影院最新地址入口A month ago, the court allowed the federal government to maintain a policy that will send more than 60,000 asylum seekers back to Mexico.

Mr. Trump added in his tweet on Tuesday that “even without this order, our Southern Border, aided substantially by the 170 miles of new Border Wall & 27,000 Mexican soldiers, is very tight”.

Mr. Trump’s administration is keen to get America back to work and has said there are enough coronavirus tests for each State to move to “phase one” of a gradual reopening, ending some stay-at-home restrictions. But several State Governors have complained of a lack of testing capacity and a fear of sparking a fresh surge in infections.

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