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Impacts of the COVID-19 Immigration Suspension   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order suspending a portion of immigration into the United States. This order follows several steps that the Trump Administration took last month banning travelers from China, Iran, and 28 nations in Europe, as well as closing the border with both Canada and Mexico. The immigration suspension is much more limited than originally anticipated, only applying to approximately 32 percent of green card applicants. Even with these exceptions, however, the justification for the suspension is misguided, and the suspension is unlikely to have a beneficial impact on either the public's health or the economy. Furthermore, the order lays out explicit mechanisms for the suspension to be expanded in the future, and if it is expanded, such restrictions could hurt the economy's ability to recover from the current pandemic."

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2020-04-23
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American Action Forum
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