U.S. President Donald Trump is suspending the visas for foreign workers through December for a move to protect U.S. workers amid the economic devastation caused by coronavirus pandemic.
According to a senior administration official on Monday, said, “Trump will block the entry of foreign workers on H-1B visas for skilled workers, H-2B visas for seasonal workers and L-1 visas for workers being transferred within a company.”
“The visa suspension announced on Monday will open up 525,000 jobs for US workers,” the official said.
Some official says that Trump is using the pandemic to enact his longstanding goal to limit immigration into the United States.
Trump now is running for re-election on Nov. 3 despite the coronavirus, devastating economy and recent nationwide protests over police brutality and racism.