Thursday, July 30, 2020

Trump restricts immigration amid the pandemic. Critics see it as an excuse to push his own agenda

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This is no real surprise but PBS ran a news story by Candice Norwood about the Trump administration's use of the pandemic as a rationale for drastically reducing legal immigration:

"As the nation continues to grapple with a pandemic and a growing movement for racial justice and police reform, President Donald Trump’s administration has been implementing new immigration policies blocking many legal pathways to enter the country.

Since March, nearly 20 policy changes have affected potential tourists, refugees, asylum seekers, foreign workers and international students. The administration says the measures are meant to maintain public health by significantly restricting border crossings, as well as reserve jobs for American workers during the economic crisis by suspending visas for international workers."

The report lists the many steps taken by the Trump administration that reduce legal immigration.


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