“Whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens or any class of aliens into the U.S. would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants, non-immigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions that he may deem to be appropriate,”- 8 U.S. Code § 1182
FoxNews.com reports that
President Trump announced late Monday he will soon sign an executive order “to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States” in a drastic escalation of his efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic and boost the economy.
The declaration came hours after U.S. equity markets crashed, with oil prices turning negative for the first time in history. Also on Monday, three states — Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina — revealed plans to begin reopening some businesses.
“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!” the president tweeted.
The precise contours of the president’s planned executive order were not immediately clear. The U.S. recently agreed with both Canada and Mexico to extend border restrictions on nonessential travel for another 30 days, through May 16 and May 19, respectively.
And, the president already has blocked most travel from other hotspots, including most of Europe, Iran, South Korea, and China.
However, people with temporary work visas, students and business travelers were exempted, along with emergency personnel.
On Monday, the U.S. government said it will continue to quickly expel migrants it encounters along the border with Mexico for at least another month in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Jeanette Vizguerra wears a face mask during a car protest calling for the release of detainees at the GEO Immigration Detention Center because of the dangers posed by the new coronavirus Friday, April 17, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Under the U.S. policy change spurred by the virus, the U.S. government has sent some 10,000 Mexicans and Central Americans back to Mexico, according to data from the U.S.Border Patrol.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says that more than 100 migrants at 25 detention centers have tested positive for COVID-19. Guatemala claims that 44 migrants deported from the U.S. tested positive.
Monday’s immigration suspension was sure to draw fire from Democrats. On Jan. 31 Trump issued the “Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus,” blocking most travel from China — and at the time, Democrats harshly criticized the move.
Within hours, Joe Biden campaigned in Iowa and told the crowd that Americans “need to have a president who they can trust what he says about it, that he is going to act rationally about it. … This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia – hysterical xenophobia – and fearmongering to lead the way instead of science.”
Months later, Biden said he supported China travel ban.
President Trump is doing exactly what he said he would do I he was elected Presidet: he is putting America FIRST.
His job as president is to protect American citizens from enemies foreign and domestic.
By suspending immigration to our Sovereign nation, he is protecting us from those who, intentionally or unintentionally, might bring the Chinese Coronavirus to America with them.
He is also protecting American jobs from an influx of foreign workers.
There is nothing xenophobic or hysterical about protecting America from a disease which has already killed over 40,000 of our citizens.
Immigration bans are nothing new.
The Immigration Act of 1924 was passed because America had experienced an overwhelming flood of immigrants, which strained the resources of our nation.
This act allowed all of these immigrants to be assimilated into American Society and to actually become Americans, in thought, word, deed, and LOYALTY.
Ad, in April of 1980, during the Iranian Hostage Crisis, Liberal President Jimmy Carter stopped Iranians from immigrating, because, just like the situation we faced today with Radical Islam, we were AT WAR.
Today, we are at war, again.
This time, as President Trump says, we are at war with an invisible enemy, one which does not differentiate between man and woman or adult and child.
COVID-19 knows no race or sexual orientation.
For the safety of our Sovereign Nation and the stability of our economy, President Trump must temporarily suspend immigration.
And, by his political response to an situation which endangers ALL Americans, Joe Biden has provided another reason why his is not capable of handling the job of being President of the United Stated of America.
Until He Comes,