Trump Admin Suspends Certain Visas Through End of 2020

Headline Roundup June 22nd, 2020

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will suspend certain foreign work visas until the end of 2020 to help the U.S. economy recover from the COVID-19 coronavirus and benefit American workers.

Coverage from left-rated sources generally concentrated more on big business and the tech industry's supposed opposition to the ban, while some coverage from right-rated outlets reported that white collar professionals lobbied on behalf of the move. Right-rated sources also tended to highlight the fact that the move is expected to free up at least 525,000 jobs for American workers.

Trump Admin Suspends Certain Visas Through End of 2020

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The Trump administration on Monday announced it will be suspending some employment-based visas for foreigners to protect American workers as the economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic — a move derided by companies who say they need access to skilled labor that they can’t get in the United States.

The suspension, which will stay in place through the end of the year, will not immediately impact workers already in the US.

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From the Center
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will suspend the entry of certain foreign workers, a senior administration official said on Monday, a move the official said would help the economy, but which business groups strongly oppose.

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From the Right
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President Donald Trump will sign an executive order suspending foreign worker visas until December 31, 2020, Department of Homeland Security guidance obtained by the Daily Caller shows.

The new executive order is expected to go into effect at 11:59 PM ET on Monday, June 22. The order will suspend H-1B visas, H-2B visas, certain J visas, and L visas. The order will carve out exceptions for lawful permanent residents, foreign workers who are essential to the U.S. food supply, and any spouse or child of a U.S. citizen. Additionally, the...

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