From Forbes Donald Trump’s June 22, 2020, presidential proclamation appeared aimed at preventing the entry of foreign workers. However, the proclamation had another, equally important target – spouses and children. Why would Trump and his team try to prevent the entry of spouses and children in a proclamation whose stated purpose was to “protect unemployed Americans”? The […]

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From The Atlantic On June 22, President Donald Trump extended a near-total ban that he had first announced in April on entry into the United States by immigrants seeking “green cards” for permanent residency. This policy is the most sweeping ban on immigration in American history. Even during earlier crises, such as the Great Depression, […]

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From Quartz The suspension of various work-related US visas by president Donald Trump this week includes a provision to specifically bar people coming to the US to become au pairs. The J-visa program has historically provided cheap live-in childcare to families who can house and feed a young foreigner, while spending about $1,500 a month […]

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President is expected to take action scaling back employment-based immigration in move aimed at speeding economic recovery after pandemic crisis

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From the Miami Herald When President Donald Trump tweeted on April 20 that he would suspend all immigration into the United States to protect American workers, his proclamation two days later carved out important exemptions. They are benefiting many South Florida healthcare organizations, businesses and foreign investors. In practical terms, the proclamation pausing immigration for […]

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By Pat Kiley for the Rational Middle President Trump’s executive order, which he prefaced with a tweet, calling for a ban on all immigrants was impulsive, petulant and a nod to special interests and immigrant haters. Fortunately, other loyalists persuaded him to walk it back his original plan and narrow the scope to 60 days, […]

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Opinion by Charles Foster for the Houston Chronicle President Donald Trump tweeted last week, “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!” Trump’s executive order […]

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By Marcelo Suárez-Orozco for the Rational Middle Every day, we see news stories about COVID -19 wreaking terrible loss of life, untold suffering and economic mayhem, but there is another, less noticed casualty of this pandemic: rationality about immigration. As much as the response to the virus, immigration will be a defining issue of our times. Last […]

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From Newsweek Many Americans don’t give President Donald Trump rave reviews for his response to the coronavirus outbreak, but a majority agree with his decision to suspend immigration, a new poll shows. The Washington Post-University of Maryland poll found that 65 percent of people surveyed support temporarily blocking nearly all immigration into the United States […]

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Opinion from the New York Daily News Every night at 7 p.m. in New York City, we clap and make noise for essential and frontline workers. In 2017, more than 15% of the health-care labor force were immigrants, and a larger percentage are home health aides, cleaning and support staff, yet immigrant communities continue to […]

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From Fox News The Trump administration is eyeing “additional steps” to restrict immigration visas within the next month, just days after President Trump signed an executive order limiting immigration into the country. “This is a first step… I think you’ll see additional steps,” Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said Thursday on “Fox News @ […]

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From USA Today WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s intention to suspend parts of the U.S. immigration system could have wide-ranging implications for industries that rely on foreign workers, experts say. Trump has made immigration restrictions a hallmark of his administration, and his response to coronavirus has included a number of ways to curtail entry into the country. He […]

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From Fox News Never let a good crisis go to waste. President Trump is taking that approach, once popularized by Rahm Emanuel, in spades. By moving to freeze legal immigration — and saying he’s doing it to protect American jobs — Trump is taking another dramatic step toward a base-first strategy to energize his supporters. […]

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From Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet he would sign an executive order curbing immigration later on Wednesday, in a move he has said would protect U.S. workers amid the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. Trump on Tuesday said the new 60-day ban would apply to those seeking […]

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From BBC News President Donald Trump’s immigration ban could be a big blow for the fast-growing US technology sector. A rising number of migrant workers, particularly from Asia, head to the US to work in Silicon Valley. Alongside Mexico, China and India now provide large numbers of the new working population. This supply of talent […]

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The president portrayed the measure, his most wide-ranging attempt yet to seal off the country from the world, as a bid to save Americans’ jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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