Trump now is tasked with leading a country that elected him on the basis of his hateful rhetoric. (Courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr)
Trump now is tasked with leading a country that elected him on the basis of his hateful rhetoric.

Courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr

BREAKING: Trump to suspend immigration to the United States of America

April 20, 2020

President Donald Trump announced Monday his intention to sign an executive order temporarily suspending immigration to the United States of America. Trump’s states his measure aims to stunt the transmission of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump attributed his decision to “an attack from an Invisible Enemy” and a “need to protect the jobs of the GREAT American citizens” in a Monday night tweet. Trump previously banned travel to and from Europe and China.

Trump’s tweet doesn’t specify whether the order bars non-U.S. citizens from visiting the United States.

Using an executive order to bar administration would mark an extraordinary display of presidential power. Over the past week, Trump championed the idea of reopening the American economy while expressing support for protesters of various state social distancing protocols.

Last week, Trump encouraged his Twitter followers to “LIBERATE” Minnesota, Virginia and Michigan as armed protesters marched on state capitols.

Trump’s contradicting messages surrounding social distancing protocols compete with the advice of his own administration, including Dr. Anthony Fauci and Vice President Mike Pence, who both cautioned Americans to heed the recommendations of health experts.

Whether or not Trump banning immigration to the United States signals a renewed endorsement of stay at home mandates remains unclear.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available


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    JavierApr 22, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    I wish mean comments weren’t allowed. ☹️
    We should be kind and loving, during this pandemic. ?

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    IDFalconApr 21, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Clint, It’s very ironic that you think that way! Your ancestors, most likely came here from another country! The TRUE AMERICANS, are NATIVE AMERICANS! SO maybe YOU should go back to YOUR Native land…which is EUROPE! Or Asia! Read a History Book! Your ignorance is showing! AND YES, your ancestors brought diseases to this country!

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    ClintApr 21, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    I think you should do that we have too many immigrants over here now in and out the country bring them back all kinds of diseases. Close it down

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