Trump Claims Halting Immigration Temporarily Will Decrease Unemployment Numbers

April 21, 2020
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April 21, 2020

President Trump discussed his executive order announcement last night to halt immigration during Tuesday’s White House coronavirus task force briefing.

During the briefing, he said that the executive order would last for 60 days, but that it would be evaluated again based on the number of unemployment claims and other economic figures.

“By pausing immigration we will help put unemployed Americans first in line for jobs,” Trump said. “We must first take care of the American worker.”

Trump then argued that it would be “wrong and unjust” for Americans who are experiencing layoffs during the coronavirus crisis to “be replaced with new immigrant labor flown in from abroad.”

Although the President said during the briefing that his executive order would apply only to people seeking green cards, he didn’t provide details on what specific immigration programs would be affected by the order.

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President Trump discussed his executive order announcement last night to halt immigration during Tuesday’s White House coronavirus task force briefing.

During the briefing, he said that the executive order would last for 60 days, but that it would be evaluated again based on the number of unemployment claims and other economic figures.

“By pausing immigration we will help put unemployed Americans first in line for jobs,” Trump said. “We must first take care of the American worker.”

Trump then argued that it would be “wrong and unjust” for Americans who are experiencing layoffs during the coronavirus crisis to “be replaced with new immigrant labor flown in from abroad.”

Although the President said during the briefing that his executive order would apply only to people seeking green cards, he didn’t provide details on what specific immigration programs would be affected by the order.

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  1. Welcome to today’s coronavirus briefing. There will be no hydroxychloroquine mentioned here, absolutely none. And by “none”, I mean there is a certain amount and it is for sale. Just call 1-800-NOTJARED, and one of our “operators” will take care of you.

  2. Avatar for ghost ghost says:

    Trump will hold a press rally, will take credit for the package, and spend two hours lying, whining, and praising himself. Nothing new.

    BTW, Cuomo is live on Nicolle’s show on MSNBC.

  3. Avatar for caltg caltg says:

    OH No! not another episode of the Donnie and Mikey show. What hellish waste of precious broadcast time.

  4. Avatar for caltg caltg says:

    And he has already upstaged our so-called “president” and Veep.

  5. I forgot to ask, have the Democrats nominated a candidate yet? If, so, who is it?

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