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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Trump to Suspend Legal Immigration for at least 60 Days

President Trump tweeted on 04/20/2020 that he intended to sign an executive order suspending immigration temporarily. Details of the executive order are not yet released.  Trump stated the suspension would last at least 60 days. Bloomberg news reported today that, based on a draft copy of the order,  the suspension will last 90 days and it applies to immigrants entering the US as legal residents. The draft order makes exception for individuals seeking jobs in food production, helping directly to protect the supply chain, farm workers as well as health care and medical research professionals.  High-skilled workers such as H-1B employees would not be banned outright but would have to provide updated certifications that their employment does not displace American workers.  Trump is expected to sign the final order soon.  Stay tuned.

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