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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

President Trump Freezes Green Cards And Many Work Visas Until End Of Year

US President Trump on Monday extended a freeze on green cards for new immigrants and signed an executive order to suspend new H-1B, L-1, J and other temporary work visas for skilled workers, managers and au pairs through the end of the year.





The goal of the move is to protect 525,000 jobs as part of the White House response to job losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, said a senior administration official, who spoke to reporters on the condition of anonymity. NPR first reported the impending order on Saturday.

"Americans have been hurt through no fault of their own due to the coronavirus," the official said. "And the president is prioritizing getting them back into the labor supply and getting them to work and standing on their own two feet again."

The order targets H-1B visas, which are designed for certain skilled workers such as those employed in the tech industry, as well as L-1 visas, which are meant for executives who work for large corporations.
But other workers will also be affected, including foreign au pairs who provide child care. Professors and scholars are not to be included in the order, the official said. There will be a provision to request exemptions. The order is not expected to affect immigrants and visa holders already in the United States.


Business groups are expected to oppose the move. But groups that want less immigration cheered it.

"President Trump has repeatedly promised that he would put American workers first, and to his credit, he did just that," said Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which advocates for lower levels of immigration. FAIR had called on Trump to suspend guest worker visas.

"For the most part, the president withstood intense pressure from powerful business interests that continue to demand more cheap foreign labor, even as they have laid off an unprecedented number of American workers over the past three months " Stein said.


In May, Trump issued a temporary halt on new green cards but stopped short of suspending guest worker programs amid concerns from the business community.


Plans for Monday's order raised significant concerns among business and industry groups. "The ban on H-1B visas, which are often used to fill very niche positions that are not easily found in the American workforce, will ultimately prove to be counterproductive and is an example of using a nuclear bomb to address a bar fight," said Leon Fresco, a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Obama administration who now represents H-1B workers.


The order did not apply to H-2A agriculture workers, who Trump says are necessary to ensure grocery store shelves remain stocked with fruits and vegetables. Health care workers involved in treating coronavirus patients will also be exempted.

from npr.org

48 comments:

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    1. If only we have this kinda presido. Americans time to stand up and work, stop being lazy.
      Weldone POTUS.

      I don't even know if Pa Buhari had woken up to read the news about Covik 19 today.

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  2. The sad part is that the average American, does not do most of those jobs. Most Tech jobs are done mostly by foreigners, especially Indians.
    Na siddon look l de. Even the Nursing Field is saturated by Philippinos and Africans. Most of them ain’t interested in those jobs.

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    1. Well said Anonymous 9:15, I'm a GP in the UK and asides 3 out of our 5 receptionists most of the Drs, nurses, midwives were not originally English. Their great grandparents or generation traced back migrated to the UK.
      Let them continue 😏.
      The NHS workers alone say it all.

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  3. That's not fair POTUS, haba...

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  4. This man own don too much. Haba!! Work wey dem nor fit do sef.

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  5. Na Siddon look we dey. If he says it favours his citizens who am I to judge. I dey Naija my president no send. I personally believe Canada is the best option for now. I no dey even reason America at all.

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    1. Dont come to Canada oo, we are even struggling to get jobs here.there are more jobs in America,look that way

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    2. Lol!! πŸ˜‚ . Don’t be mean.

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    3. Anon13:38 if you are joking LOL.
      if you are serious you are very very self centered. Since you are looking for a job you can come back to Nigeria.

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  6. The last place any person should want to live is America. Well, that's the last place I'd live tho. The hate for foreigners and outsiders is actually real.

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    1. Can you compare the hate for Nigerians in south Africa,Ghana and some other African countries?
      Trump is the president of his country and whatever he thinks is best for his countrymen, he does it without thinking twice unlike what we have here.
      Abeg,anywhere between Canada, US,Australia and Germany is a good travel to me.

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    2. But why would protecting jobs for the Americans, equate to hatred for foreigners? Am I missing something here? If Nigeria was so good, wouldnt they be doing same? Putting their own citizens first?

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    3. Making America great again. Nice move.

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    4. U dey lie! America refuse you visa that's why.speak the truth, America God's own country! Richest country in the world

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  7. He's doing this to protect his citizens. Many Americans have lost jobs because businesses would prefer to hire foreigners or outsource to other countries to get cheap labor

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  8. Trump has said its right from the beginning,
    America first, if you dont like its come back to your
    country and hold your leaders accountable. even in
    Nigeria is not easy to get a job in most states except you are a native
    of that state, you want to fill form in Nigeria, you must indicate your
    state of origin, admission nko, is high time we take out the log wood
    in our eye, so that we can see clearly so that .......

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  9. Yesterdays Chronicles poster, this news will definitely influence your decision.

    I pray you make the right choice.

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    1. Was thinking the same! She better stays in America

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    2. Annon 13:41 what are you saying...can you listen to yourself??? morogooo

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    3. Stay which America! Poster, if you are reading this, pls go home to naija. Give birth and enjoy your life. Your hubby will file for your kids and with time, you will get yours too. Don't stay and suffer o because the suffer will be too much!!!

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  10. Bvs America no be una papa or mama land so why blame Trump for putting his people first? Why not ask Nigerian president to revive the economy from the recovered loots of Abacha and other politicians. There's no transparency in this government and hunger is hitting us so hard.

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    1. Must be a bitter person for others. You will forever remain in Nigeria

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    2. I tire oooooo......... person take decisions to better the lives of his people and una de vex..........o ga oooooo

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  11. See them blaming Trump for his decision πŸ˜‚
    Awon America is heaven.
    America that's on her knee struggling.

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  12. Let them be there hating on Trump, charity begins from home. Is it not only natural to look inwards before looking outwards??

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  13. To be honest I don't blame him at all on this one. He has always been against immigration but now coupled with the pandemic and job losses he had to do this. Plus it's temporary. It will only affect new applicants, not those who already have it. If we are being honest, America has been really kind to immigrants. Even Nigerians..we've migrated successfully for decades now. Worked as doctors, nurses, military. Inspite of fellow Nigerians that spoiled it for others by overstaying their visitors visa and all. No other country in the world would have been as accommodating. Of course I know the US 'kindness' still na strategy to remain the world superpower but still.. we have the option to stay in our country but we decided to migrate. Not their fault.

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  14. I told a friend of mine to leave for america when Obama was president. He kept postponing that he wasn't ready. I told him go and visit first...open up your passport. He refused that he wants to make money with a salary job. His entire family is there, they had processed everything just go and submit application for visa...excuses upon excuses. Buhari came in, Naija got worse, the salary was now slashed and trump became president. Now he has spent all his savings trying to leave 3times and nothing ...he just th lost the job.

    Now that door has closed. School fees he paid and every arrangement gone...classic example of make hay while the sun shines.

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    1. Sad for him but that's not the end of the world. This pandemic even made me realize that all our struggles and accomplishments can end in the twinkle of an eye. COviD is an equalizer, tragedies can happen anywhere. The job loss is everywhere. USA has had the most deaths of any country, including Nigerians who work as nurses. Imagine leaving Nigeria to US to get a good job as a nurse just to be killed by COVID. Pls let's not give in to any regrets this year, rather let's have hearts of prayer and gratitude. At the end not everyone can or should live Nigeria. We need to fix it for the future generation.

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    2. Well said NiB.
      From your silent fan.

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    3. Excellent post NIBπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎWell said.

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    4. NIB...his life will be easier ober there. His siblings are doing well..all he has to do is go over. He is not on the medical profession and his people are not dead from Covid. Also, he IS suffering as we speak cos he can barely feed. Get a little context before u start giving advice...thanks

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    5. @anon, no matter his mistakes or failures, it is not the end of the world, that's my point.
      "His siblings are doing well" - see, one reason to be grateful.
      "his people are not dead from Covid." - see, another reason to be grateful.
      May God grant us courage to change the things we can change, and accept those we cannot change. Right now, he cannot change his past actions/inactions or indecisions and is probably full of regret. If you are his friend, the best will be to encourage him and spread hope. Goodluck to him!

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    6. But how can his siblings be doing well in America and he can barely feed????

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  15. One Anon up is swearing for someone that the person will remain in forever.
    So staying in your country is now a curse?
    Mumu Dey worry una
    It is ignorance that will make you think, abroad life is the end of it all

    It’s not like you guys have fantastic jobs in that America.

    5 years you are still
    Paying for your car

    24 months you are not done with phone payments
    12 months you are not done with furniture payment
    You live in shared two bedroom with a stranger.

    You share kitchen and toilet with a stranger.
    Your kids can not afford good private school. It is the wack government schools with all
    Kinds of terrible humans you can afford.
    What is there to laugh at someone living in Nigeria?


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    1. Bad belle,dont hate what you dont have.America's wackiest public school is even better than Nigeria's top schools that u guys are paying dollars to attend.america is giving her citizens stimulus check plus 900 dollars every week if u get laid off,what is nigeria doing for you.in Nigeria even big businesses go for loans so what's wrong if americans buy on credit.they use all the best things of life.the iPhone u are dieing to have is it not America's innovation,facebook Instagram etc.see the way all your favorite celebs are rushing to have their kids there,they know the benefit.u are in nigeria with no constant electricity and u are happy.shior

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    2. Anon 20:30 I agree with all your points except that America's wackiest public schools are better than Nigeria's top schools. Please educate yourself. There are so many wacky public schools abroad that can't even be compared to many schools in Nigeria. Everything about abroad is not the best abeg.

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    3. Mesh what in the world are you talking about? Your comment is so so wrong in all level. I live in US and you’re goddamn lying!!! You have a choice to either pay cash if you want a car or finance it monthly. No one is forcing you. We pay monthly phone here and you also have a choice to pay as you go just like naija. You’ll buy credit on the phone. As we’re speaking, I’m changing my furniture soon and I’m paying cash! monthly payment is also available. Nigerians over here are doing very very good. Once you put hard work into it, opportunities here are endless . And of course you’ll also see another set of Nigerians that are still struggling or working from paycheck to paycheck but not all. You sound frustrated maybe because you were denied visa couple of times. Stop jumping into conclusion! Stella please post. Thank you.

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  16. The foreigners are the ones building America in terms of stem oriented specialties. Average American doesn't care about advancing in those areas, they don't want to stress themselves with studying further, that's why ordinary high school is a very big deal for them. They like their low wage paying jobs like cleaning, serving/bartending. Most of them are very unserious. I currently live in America and I have seen it all from plenty of .

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    1. Americans don't like cleaning please. It is foreigners that clean.

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    2. I also love here in America and these so called Americans also have top paying jobs and go to school. I went to college with them. Heck majority were whites in a classroom. Yea foreigners are part of the ones building America but not all. You’ll also see foreigners working two jobs and living from check to check. It all depends on individuality and life goals!

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  17. By the way, the notion that whites do not go to school is a lie. They are still the majority in most schools minus Black Colleges, and in Silicon Valley and corporate America.

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