On Monday President 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!” (Tweet at 10:06 pm on 4/20/20) In a tweet today, Trump stated, “I will be signing my Executive Order prohibiting immigration into our Country today.” (Tweet at 7:00 am on 4/22/20)
Important — at least from what Trump said at his daily briefing, this is not a complete shut down or suspension of immigration to the United States; notwithstanding that U.S. embassies and consulates abroad are closed as well as offices of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offering services to the public. Those are closed due to COVID-19 precautions.
Since he has not yet signed an Executive Order, for now, this is what we know about it:
Stay tuned as this blog will be updated once the Executive Order is released.