President Trump has announced that he would soon be signing an Executive Order, halting all immigration into the United States as the country prepares for restarting the economy. Closing off immigration is a wise move considering the number of unemployed people we will have as we start to climb back out of this crisis. Competing against immigrants for jobs is not a winner with the voters.
The Democrats have not given us a clue yet if they plan to criticize the president for this latest move. They usually criticize everything the president does. But this might be too dangerous for them in the middle of an election cycle. Telling unemployed voters that you favor bringing in immigrants willing to work for lower wages is not a good way to build your voter base.
Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina have all announced plans to reopen their state economies and several more states are likely to take the same steps especially since Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats are willing to spend money on illegal aliens and voting methods that will make it easier for them to cheat but not to protect their paychecks.
President Trump announced late Monday he will soon sign an executive order "to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States," in what appeared to be a drastic escalation of his efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic and boost the economy.
The declaration came hours after U.S. equity markets plunged, with oil prices turning negative for the first time in history. Also on Monday, three states -- Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina -- revealed plans to begin reopening some businesses.
"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!" the president tweeted.
The precise contours of the president's planned executive order were not immediately clear. The White House did not immediately elaborate on Trump's tweeted announcement.
Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Arizona, applauded the policy, and suggested it should continue indefinitely. "Thank you, @realDonaldTrump!" he wrote. "All immigration to the United States should halt until every American who wants a job has one!"