Given the high level of unemployment resulting from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, President Donald Trump has extended the stop on legal immigration until the end of the year. Trump yesterday extended a regulation that essentially affects foreigners who are seeking a green card for permanent residence in the United States. Various work visas are also suspended.
The US government justified the measures with the continuing dramatic situation on the job market as a result of the extensive shutdown of the economy to contain the pandemic.
Because of the precautions, more than 40 million people have lost their jobs at least temporarily since mid-March. The number of initial applications for unemployment benefits has stagnated recently. However, a real relaxation is not yet evident, despite the slow opening of the economy.
Trump is running for a second term in the November presidential election and is trying to show zest for action. It extends and extends the suspension of certain visas to ensure „that American workers take precedence when we recover from the economic effects of the corona virus,“ a White House statement said.
„With a few exceptions, we shouldn’t allow large numbers of foreign workers to come to the United States at a time when so many Americans are unemployed.“