It is unclear whether the move defined as part of the fight against the Corona epidemic will affect those currently in the process of immigration in the state.
President Donald Trump tweeted this evening announcing that as part of the fight against the spread of the Corona epidemic that has claimed more than 42,000 victims in the US, he has decided to temporarily halt immigration to state borders.
“In light of the onslaught of the invisible enemy, and because of the need to maintain the jobs of wonderful American citizens, I will sign a presidential order temporarily delaying immigration to the United States.”
It is unclear at this time how the move will be implemented, at what date and on whom it will be cast, as well as whether it is relevant to those currently in the process of immigration in the US.
Attorney Shlomi Etch, an immigration expert, does not think so: “He might try to restrict behind-the-scenes immigration from China, but I find it hard to believe he can stop immigration altogether. There are types of investor visas that make billions of dollars a year in the US, a sweeping stop doesn’t sound like a smart move. ”
The current move contradicts the Ministry of Homeland Security’s announcement, which it recalled, last week that because of the many obstacles the Corona epidemic posed to the immigration sector, it would significantly ease tourist visa holders’ requests to extend their stay or change their visa status.
In its announcement, the Immigration Authority said that it acknowledged the many challenges facing the current crisis, and is therefore carefully examining this situation in order to deal effectively with it.
As a result, the authority has emphasized that while the expiry of his stay visa has to be exited from the US borders, she is aware of the fact that the Corona crisis has caused many delays and delays beyond legal time.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2020