While the state of California is finding creative ways to give over $125 million in free money to illegal aliens living in their state, who don’t qualify for stimulus money, President Trump has issued an executive order to stop the flow of immigrants into America, as a way to protect the jobs of American citizens.
Late last night, 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!
A USA Today/Ipsos poll conducted on April 10, revealed that an overwhelming majority of Americans agree with President Trump’s executive order. The poll found that 79% of Americans supported temporarily stopping immigration from all countries.
From the poll: Perceived level of threat COVID-19 poses to the U.S. and individuals doubles in less than a month.
One month after the first USA Today/Ipsos coronavirus poll, we see dramatic behavioral changes and growth in anxiety among the American public. The number that feel the virus poses a high threat to them personally, and to the United States, have both doubled, and concerns over potential job losses have risen by double digits.
Roy Beck of Numbers USA explains: Much remains unclear at this moment as to how the promised Executive Order would affect all permanent immigration categories (with their lifetime work permits) or guestworker categories such as the H-1B and H-2B visas.
If the President indeed stops most new immigration, for now, he would appear to be in line with majority public opinion.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck the United States, running permanent immigration on auto-pilot at a rate of more than a million a year was a federal foreign-worker program disconnected from the sad reality found in stories that filled the news media about economic hopelessness among some segments of the country.
The pandemic adds urgency and a justification for executive action to temporarily halt most immigration and guest worker programs during this current jobs collapse. But when the pandemic is over, the nation needs a Congress that finally will put the American worker first and that will stop driving down wages with an immigration program that widens economic inequality by taking from poor Americans and giving to the rich.
As would be expected, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), the freshman lawmaker who consistently puts the needs of immigrants, both legal and illegal, ahead of Americans, claims Trump’s executive order to save jobs for Americans is rooted in his “blatant xenophobia.”
Trump will ban immigration but allow some Southern states to loosen restrictions.
This has nothing to do with our safety and everything to do with his blatant xenophobia.
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) April 21, 2020
Omar’s tweet elicited mostly negative comments from Americans who are sick and tired of seeing her and others in the Democrat Party putting the needs of American citizens dead last. Is it any wonder that a large number of Americans consider the “Squad” to be “non-essential” workers during the Wuhan virus pandemic?