'Unbelievable': Trump's 'Temporary Immigration Ban' Exempts Nearly Everyone

Chris Menahan
Apr. 22, 2020

President Trump left immigration patriots aghast on Tuesday after revealing his "temporary immigration ban" exempts nearly all foreign workers and only applies to some immigrants seeking green cards.

From CNN, "Trump says immigration order will apply only to green cards and will last 60 days":
President Donald Trump said Tuesday his forthcoming executive order barring new immigration will apply only to people seeking green cards, last 60 days and won't affect workers entering the country on a temporary basis.

Spelling out details of the measure for the first time since tweeting late Monday he would "temporarily suspend immigration into the United States," Trump announced something short of a full halt on immigration amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Instead, he said the provision would amount to a 60-day pause only on people seeking permanent resident status in the United States.

Immigration patriots couldn't believe their ears.

The Center for Immigration Studies' Mark Krikorian said it was "unbelievable" and live tweeted his dismay:

U.S. Tech Workers called it a "do-nothing immigration moratorium":

Polls have shown restricting immigration has quite possibly never been more popular but Trump outright refuses to act.

Tucker Carlson said on his show Tuesday night that the order "failed" to "protect American jobs" and tried to pressure Trump to reconsider his decision:

"The ban will apply only to individuals seeking permanent residency in this country — in other words, people who like the United States enough to stay permanently, and would like green cards to be able to do it legally," Carlson said. "But the ban will not apply to those entering the United States on a temporary basis. That means it will not affect guest workers. That's an awful lot of exceptions."

"Employers want to hire workers for less than Americans make -- these visas let them do it," Carlson said. "And now they'll continue to do it, at a time when more than 22 million Americans have just filed for unemployment. You may have just lost your job but you'll be happy to know that Accenture can still import IT workers from Asia who will work for less than you once made. So if the point of this executive order was to protect American jobs, maybe there was another point, but if it was to protect American jobs, it failed."

The Spectator USA tried to foist the blame onto Jared Kushner:

A clear pattern has emerged over the past year or so where every time Trump caves on doing anything to help his base an anonymous report is leaked scapegoating Kushner and suggesting he magically thwarted Trump's plans.

How many times are people going to fall for this BS?

Somehow Trump couldn't follow through on his birthright citizen executive order or his temporary immigration ban but he had no trouble outlawing criticism of Israel on college campuses by executive decree (First Amendment be damned) to please pro-Israel GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson.

He also had no trouble assassinating General Soleimani to please pro-Israel warhawks, pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, putting maximum sanctions on Iran, pardoning criminals like Sholom Rubashkin, Ronen Nahmani and Michael Milken, endorsing the expansion of settlements, cutting all US aid to the Palestinians and backing Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights.

It's just those pesky promises he made to his base that he can't keep!

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