Trump to sign order suspending work visas through end of 2020

by Jordyn Pair · Jun 22nd, 2020 4:01 pm

President Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Monday suspending foreign work visas through the end of 2020, according to Department of Homeland Security guidance obtained by the Daily Caller.

The order, which is expected to go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, will suspend H-1B visas, H-2B visas, certain J visas, and L visas. It will allow exceptions for lawful permanent residents, foreign workers essential to the U.S. food supply, and the spouse or child of a U.S. citizen. It will last until December 31, 2020.

The order also allows Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf to admit foreigners whose entry they believe would be of national interest.

"The President is taking decisive action to put American families and workers first in the reopening of the economy and DHS is proudly partnering with him to implement this important executive action," Wolf said in a statement on Monday. "This proclamation ensures Americans aren't facing unfair competition as our economy begins to safely reopen. American citizens must be first in line for American jobs."

? Trump signed an executive order in April temporarily suspending immigration into the U.S. due to the coronavirus.


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