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Immigration to US to be halted due to virus – Trump

Immigration to US to be halted due to virus – Trump

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US President Donald Trump has announced he will sign an executive order to temporarily suspend all immigration to the US to fight the coronavirus.

On Twitter, He cited “the attack from the Invisible Enemy”, as he calls coronavirus, “as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens”.

There are no other details so far.

It comes as the White House also argues the worst of the pandemic is over and the country can begin reopening.

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