US president announces stop green card issuance for 60 days
US President Donald Trump has announced a temporary suspension of US immigration, but the order will only block permanent residence applications. The ban will not apply to temporary workers.
The US president said he would suspend the issuance of green cards for 60 days to limit job competition in the Corona virus-infected US economy.
According to foreign news agencies, he said that the US immigration ban will remain in place for 60 days and will apply to those who want to get a 'green card' for permanent residence.
Trump wants to enforce the ban through an order he is likely to sign today (Wednesday).
At the same time, the US president said that the ban would not apply to those entering the US on a temporary basis and that the situation would be reviewed after 60 days.
He said stopping immigration would give unemployed Americans first chance at restoring the country's economy.
Speaking to reporters at the White House, he said: "It would be wrong and unfair for Americans to lose their jobs to refugees from overseas because of the virus. Should care '.
He also said that the order would include some exceptions and he could renew it for another 60 days or more.
It should be noted that after the recovery of the US economy, US immigration is likely to increase and the government wants to ensure that employers re-employ fired workers instead of hiring low-paid immigrants.
Considering that 462,000 immigrants were issued visas in the United States in the fiscal year 2019, beginning in October 2018, these visas allow immigrants to take legal residence, commonly known as green cards.
After receiving a green card, the person can live and work in the United States, as well as apply for citizenship after 5 years.
A government official familiar with the plan said it would apply to foreigners who want to get a green card on the basis of a job or relatives with a green card (not US citizens).
However, American citizens who want to call their loved ones can still do so, considering that 1 million green cards were issued in the United States in the fiscal year 2019, half of which were for spouses, children, and parents.
It should be noted that the US president has long wanted to ban legal and illegal immigration and for years has expressed concerns about job competition among Americans and foreigners.
However, due to the global epidemic, most of the immigration system has been suspended and the issuance of almost all visas by the State Department has been suspended for several weeks, with travel to the United States banned from most parts of the world.