US: Immigration to be Suspended Amid Coronavirus, Says Trump

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President Donald Trump said on Monday he will suspend all immigration into the United States temporarily through an executive order in response to the coronavirus outbreak and to protect American jobs.

The White House declined to offer further details about the reasoning behind the decision, its timing, or its legal basis.

 

The U.S. death toll from the virus topped 42,000 on Monday, according to a Reuters tally.

 

The United States has the world’s largest number of confirmed coronavirus cases, with more than 780,000 infections, up 27,000 on Monday.

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