United States President, Donald Trump, has announced on Twitter that he will sign an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States.
The announcement contained no specific details about when this will be implemented or how long the suspension may last with the White House declining any further comment about the order.
The United States has already put refugee settlement on hold and closed down many of its visa offices.
Trump has long touted that he will close borders and place restrictions on immigrants with many people claiming that the announcement is part of the president’s anti-immigration rhetoric.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2020
The United States has recorded 792,913 cases of coronavirus with 42,517 deaths as of Tuesday morning.