Trump Announces Executive Order To 'Suspend Immigration into the United States'

With America reeling from the impacts of the coronavirus that breached its borders after brewing in China, President Donald Trump on Monday said he wants to temporarily suspend immigration to promote a national recovery and protect Americans.

“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 tweeted.

The tweet was Trump’s only Monday comment on the matter.

It was unclear whether Trump planned to suspend entry into the United States for a period of time or cancel any single immigration program outright.