Late Monday night, President Trump tweeted plans to sign an executive order that will temporarily halt immigration, CBS News campaign reporter Nicole Sganga reports. “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!” Mr. Trump tweeted. Yet before any presidential proclamation or order was signed by the president, his reelection campaign sent an email to supporters touting the new measure. “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, the president announced he will be signing an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States while we are battling the coronavirus,” the campaign message read, in part. The digital engagement campaign asked supporters to take a survey expressing their approval or disapproval of the President’s forthcoming suspension. A spokesperson for the Trump campaign called the move “common sense” amid recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. “At a time when our economy has been artificially interrupted by the virus, introducing more competition for jobs would worsen unemployment and depress wages, especially… Read full this story
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