President Donald Trump mentioned on Saturday he would announce new restrictions on visas inside a few days to dam the entry of sure overseas employees and shield People combating a job market devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.
“We will be saying one thing tomorrow or the following day on the visas,” he instructed Fox Information Channel.
Requested if there can be exclusions from the brand new restrictions, Trump mentioned only a few.
“You want them for giant companies the place they’ve sure folks which have been coming in for a very long time, however little or no exclusion and so they’re fairly tight,” he mentioned. “And we could even go very tight for a time period.”
Trump, who has been anticipated to announce new restrictions, declined to supply additional particulars.
Critics have mentioned Trump appeared set to make use of the pandemic to realize his longstanding objective of limiting immigration into the US. His powerful stance on immigration is central to his pitch to voters as he runs for re-election.
Main American corporations, notably within the tech sector, have urged Trump to chorus from blocking the movement of overseas employees into the US, saying it might harm the financial system.
The brand new motion can be Trump’s newest step to limit immigration in response to the pandemic and financial fallout.
In April, he ordered a brief block on some foreigners from everlasting residence in the US.
He additionally introduced new health-focused guidelines in March that permit for the speedy deportation of immigrants caught on the border and just about reduce off entry to the U.S. asylum system.
On the identical time, he introduced the land borders with Canada and Mexico can be closed to non-essential crossings, a measure that has been prolonged a number of instances.
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