Trump’s Visa Ban Will Slow America’s Recovery
In April, as COVID-19 spread through the United States, President Donald Trump imposed a two-month pause on nearly all legal immigration to protect America’s physical and economic health. He has now extended the ban until December and expanded it, while acknowledging that the changes are primarily about protectionism for American labor.
The original ban halted new green cards for anyone other than the children and spouses of American citizens, because, the order claimed, lawful permanent residents get instant “‘open-market’ employment authorization documents” that allow them to immediately compete with American citizens “for almost any job in any sector of the economy.” The latest ban also imposes a moratorium on temporary work visas for foreign techies, low-skilled nonagricultural workers, people with summer jobs, and intra-company transfers. America’s unemployment rate quadrupled betwee
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