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Trump Halts New Green Cards, but Backs Off Broader Immigration Ban

President Trump said on Tuesday that he would order a temporary halt in issuing green cards to prevent people from immigrating to the United States, but he backed away from plans to suspend guest worker programs after business groups exploded in anger at the threat of losing access to foreign labor.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
The New York Times
Topics: 
Coronavirus
Donald Trump
Trump Administration
Immigration
Author Info: Michael Shear, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Caitlin Dickerson
Teaser Text: 
President Trump said on Tuesday that he would order a temporary halt in issuing green cards to prevent people from immigrating to the United States, but he backed away from plans to suspend guest worker programs after business groups exploded in anger at the threat of losing access to foreign labor.
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