US President Donald Trump tweeted, “I will be signing an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States.”
He said that he will be doing so because of the “attack from the invisible enemy (coronavirus)” and to “protect the jobs of GREAT American citizens”.
At least 22 million Americans are now out of work as tough measures to control the coronavirus outbreak wiped out 13.5 percent of the workforce and 10 years of job growth.
It was also pointed out on Twitter that the U.S.-Canada border is already closed, most visa applications are on hold and the administration essentially shut down the nation’s asylum system last month.
The US has recorded over 786,000 coronavirus cases so far, death toll from the virus topped 42,000.