On April 22 the President of the United States Donald trump has signed a decree on the temporary ban on the issuance of permits for permanent residence in the United States for certain categories of foreigners, reported the press service of the White house.
The decree will be valid for 60 days, after which the administration will decide whether to renew it.
“Suspending immigration, we will help unemployed Americans be first in line for the job, because America will re-open. It is so important! It would be wrong and unfair to Americans, is dismissed due to a virus, replaced by immigrants from abroad”, – quotes trump, the press service of the White house.
The decree will not apply to spouses and minor children of American citizens and medical workers and other professions involved in the fight against the coronavirus (ninformation about Vox, 25% of doctors in the United States – immigrants).
In the 2019 financial year, according to data from the State Department, the United States has issued 462 422 immigrant visas, including 4573 – citizens of Ukraine. The visas allow immigrants to obtain a Green Card. It gives the right to live and work in the United States and apply for citizenship after five years.
TV channel CNN , citing analytical center “Institute of migration policy” reported that a decree trump block around 26 thousand Green Card in a month or 52 thousand during the 60-day period.
In a pandemic, the administration trump has significantly restricted the immigration to the country. In March, the state Department suspended normal processing of visas at their consulates and embassies abroad. The United States closed the border with Canada and Mexico, and imposed significant restrictions on the entry of citizens of European countries and China.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to information of the American Johns Hopkins University, the coronavirus, the world has infected more than 2.64 million people, more than 184,2 thousand of them died, and 719,3 thousand recovered.
USA ranks first in the world in the number of infections and deaths from COVID-19. According to the latest official data from the coronavirus in the United States killed more than 46 thousand people, the total number of infected exceeded 842 thousand, has informed television channel CNN.