Washington: President Donald Trump said on Monday that because of the new coronavirus pandemic, he will temporarily suspend immigration to the United States, even though the United States is already the worst-hit country in the world.
Trump referred to “invisible enemies,” the phrase he used to describe the virus, which killed more than 42,000 people in more than 766,660 infections in the United States.
“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!” he tweeted Monday night.
Trump said the move would also protect the work of Americans, although the country ’s blockade measures to reduce the speed of the virus have already caused 22 million Americans to lose their jobs.
Trump’s tweet did not provide further details about what the measure will involve, how it will be implemented or how long it will last.
At the end of last year, after the emergence of the coronavirus, President Bush publicized his actions to restrict the coronavirus from China. As the virus spread in China, he stopped traveling from most parts of Europe in mid-March.
Trump sometimes also showed an impatient attitude towards efforts to slow the spread of the virus in the United States, seemingly supporting protesters angry at the governors ’home orders and saying that parts of the country could start Measures will be taken to abandon the blockade.
He said Monday, however, that “we’ve really done the right thing” on fighting the virus and that letting it spread unchecked would have been an “atrocity.”
Trump was initially underestimated of the virus and widely criticized. He likened it to ordinary flu and said it was under control in the United States before admitting it was a national emergency.
Trump is running for office on a platform that is skeptical of immigration, and has put immigration restrictions at the core of his presidency.