Trump bars new immigration green cards, not temporary visas
April 22, 2020
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump announced what he described as a "temporary suspension of immigration into the United States" on Tuesday. But the executive order would bar only those seeking permanent residency, not temporary workers.
Trump said he would be placing a 60-day pause on the issuance of green cards in an effort to limit competition for jobs in a U.S. economy wrecked by the coronavirus. The order would include "certain exemptions," he said, but he declined to outlined them, noting the order was still being crafted.