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Trump Signs Executive Order Temporarily Halting immigration Amid coronavirus Pandemic

The United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday, April 22 signed the Executive Order to halt immigration into the country amid coronavirus pandemic.

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The United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday, April 22 signed the executive order to halt immigration into the country amid coronavirus pandemic. Trump had earlier revealed his plans to stop issuing green cards for at least 60 days in a bid to favour the American workers who are looking for a job at home instead of providing it to the ones from abroad.

After signing the executive order ahead of his daily coronavirus briefing, the US President said that this would ensure that unemployed Americans from all walks of life will be first in line for jobs as the economy opens. 

‘Wrong and unjust’ 

In a previous briefing, Trump had also said that it would be “wrong and unjust” for US citizens to be laid off amid of coronavirus crisis while “labour flew in from abroad”. He added, “We must first take care of the American worker”. Moreover, the US President had also taken to Twitter to say that even without the recent order, the Southern border was “very tight”.

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'Coming back'

While being active on social media, the US President also claimed on April 22 that the states in the country are "coming back", implying that some regions will be open soon for businesses again. This comes despite the fact that many officials have warned the Trump administration against resuming businesses "too soon" as COVID-19 cases continue to spike.

As of April 23, the US has recorded 846,692 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection with at least 47,537 fatalities. In the same tweet, the US President claimed the government will prioritise the health of elderly people, except himself.

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