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Trump Sows Uncertainty With Green Card Ban and Hints at More

  • Pandemic has strengthened his desire to impose travel curbs
  • Draft order would bar those seeking a range of work visas
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Watch: Trump says he would suspend legal immigration to the U.S. for at least two months to help Americans who have been put out of work.(Source: APTN/Bloomberg)
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President Donald Trump announced he would halt the issuance of green cards for two months -- stopping short of a sweeping immigration ban that included temporary foreign workers -- but hinted at the possibility of additional restrictions that could complicate planning for businesses and workers looking to rebound from the coronavirus.

Trump’s decision will affect thousands of would-be immigrants seeking to move permanently to the U.S., and further delays a green card process that is notoriously cumbersome for those seeking to remain in the country.