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Donald Trump extends and expands ban on foreign worker visas

June 22, 2020

  Back in April, after 35 or so authoritarian governors decided to shut down the economy by putting millions of Americans under house arrest, Donald Trump tried to stem the tide of self-destruction by banning some foreign work visas for 60 days.

  With that Executive Order set to expire today it is being reported here that the President is preparing to extend and expand the visa ban until the end of the year. Here is more:

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order extending a freeze on green cards and barring most categories of foreign workers through the end of the year, the White House announced Monday.

The order extends restrictions originally enacted in April due to the coronavirus pandemic, which blocked most people from receiving a permanent residency visa, or green card. The new order also temporarily freezes H1-B visas for highly-skilled workers

The Trump administration is arguing the immigration restrictions are necessary to protect American jobs during a period of historic unemployment, the result of the country’s lockdown this spring to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

The executive order applies to H1-B visas, which allow U.S. employers to temporarily hire non-immigrant workers in specialty occupations; H4 visas for spouses of H1-B workers; L visas for temporary workers and most J and H2-B visas. J visas are for work-and-study-based exchange visitor programs and their spouses and dependents — au pairs are exempt, but professors and scholars are not — and H2-B visas for temporary non-agricultural workers.

  According to the article it is estimated this will free up 525,000 this year. You already know how the Democratic leadership is going to react to this news, they are going to claim Donald Trump is using the COVID-19 crisis to implement his racist policies because, quite frankly, they are happy with the self-inflicted economic downturn.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 23, 2020 8:07 am

    Go figure… the news earlier was the opposite…. But a good move.

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    • June 23, 2020 6:43 pm

      I am shocked the Dems are screaming about this!

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      • June 23, 2020 7:23 pm

        haha, I’m sure you’re ‘not’ Steve. 🙂
        The enemy’s evil mindset reminds me of Gen 1:2 as their goal. “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” Except they don’t want the ‘Spirit of God’ being involved to interfere!
        Probably the only reason we’re still alive and joining in here, on your blog.
        I say ‘use the Enemy’s virus to do as much Good as possible and thwart their plans! Good Win!

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  2. lou222 permalink
    June 27, 2020 2:20 pm

    You would almost think that Americans do not want jobs!
    President Trump is trying to protect Americas interest and Liberal Americans are fighting it all the way….all I can say is “only in America”!

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