Donald Trump Decides To Suspend Immigration Into US To ‘Protect Jobs For Americans’

Swarajya Staff

Apr 21, 2020, 10:23 AM | Updated 10:23 AM IST

US President Donald Trump  (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

The President of United States (US) Donald Trump has decided to temporarily suspend immigration into the nation in an attempt to "protect the jobs of American Citizens," reports Hindustan Times.

The unprecedented decision was announced by President Trump on twitter, where he informed his followers that he will be signing an executive order to implement the move.

It should be noted that a record 22 million American nationals have already signed up for unemployment benefits over the past month, with several millions more having filed their claims in the ongoing month of April.

As a result, in arithmetic sense, all the jobs gained in the US since the Great Recession have been wiped out. The US economy is also believed to have contracted in the first quarter of 2020 at its sharpest pace since the World War II.

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit US the harshest, having infected more than 7,50,000, while having killed more than 40,500 persons. The economic crisis induced by the pandemic has further vitiated the situation.

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