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Trump Admin Considers Months-Long Suspension Of Work Visas

Mary Rose Corkery on June 12, 2020

The Trump Administration is considering a months-long suspension of work visas during the coronavirus, officials familiar with the plan told the Wall Street Journal.

The order could restrict H-1B visas for highly skilled workers, H-2B visas for seasonal workers and other types of work visas, and might extend past Oct. 1., according to the WSJ.

“We’re going to see some more news on that probably sometime soon,” Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said Wednesday.

Senate Republicans, including Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, have called for restrictions of work visas like H-1B since the pandemic began and unemployment rose sharply.

The Trump Administration temporarily restricted immigration into the U.S. April for 2 months to slow the spread of the coronavirus and the economic downturn.

The president denied he was using coronavirus measures to restrict legal immigration, according to the New York Post. The two month ban drew criticism from Fox News host Tucker Carlson for having “too many exceptions.” Critics have called the legislation “blatant xenophobia.”

“It would be wrong and unjust for Americans laid off by the virus to be replaced with new immigration labor flown in from abroad,” Trump said, reported the NY Post.

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  1. Anonymous June 13, 2020

    Thank you Mr. President America First

  2. Karen K Castro June 13, 2020

    I Understand why you stopped nee immigrants from coming in . But I don’t think you should stop Anyone with a work permit from working . These people have been here for years have families and children to feed mortgages to pay . Why would you be so cruel to take Way their lively hoods ? GOD PUT YOU IN THE WHITE HOUSE FOR A REASON . WE ARE ALL HIS PEOPLE INCLUDING LEGAL IMMIGRANTS GOD LIVES THEM SO SHOULD

  3. Mary Murphy June 13, 2020

    I so agree with President Trump! And if those who are on welfare, unemployment or whatever don’t want to work, that’s fine, but DON’T give the anymore welfare or unemployment benefits. PERIOD!!

  4. GJtheDJ June 13, 2020

    Let some of these homeless or “entitled” millies do some work.

    Close it down maybe to not start another spread.

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