President Donald Trump announced on Monday night that he is signing an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States as the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic that originated in China.
Trump tweeted, “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!”
Trump’s move is supported by the overwhelming majority of the country, according to a recent independent poll.
“A total of 83%, or 5 in 6 people, say they favor a moratorium on immigration through the southwest border amid the pandemic, a new Harvard/Harris poll found,” The Washington Examiner reported. “That figure includes 75% of Mexican Americans and 93% of Republican voters.”