President Trump Signs Decree Temporarily Suspending the Issuance of "Green Cards"
April 22, 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump signed on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, a decree temporarily suspending the issuance from applications from those seeking legal residency in the country, to obtain a "Green Card."
President Trump's arguments are based on "protecting the jobs" of Americans and thus combating unemployment generated by the Coronavirus crisis.
"To protect our magnificent American workers, I have just signed an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration to the United States," the representative said at his daily broadcast press conference.
The executive order says adding population to the country would create an additional burden on the health system.
The rule does not apply to permanent residents, medical personnel applying for a visa for work that may benefit the fight against Covid-19, investors, spouses of Americans or children under the age of 21.
"This can be changed," Trump said during the press conference. The decree states that in a month Congress will review other visa programs, to pronounce recommendations "appropriate to stimulate the U.S. economy."
The United States has now become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, with about 46,000 deaths and more than 826,000 infected.
by Sol de Medianoche
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