Trump's Immigration Moratorium Is Barely A Start

Trump's policy is an immigration "pause" that doesn't pause much.

By Mark Krikorian on April 22, 2020

President Donald Trump tweeted Monday night that he would be instituting a temporary halt on new immigration due to the economic calamity caused by the coronavirus.

This led to much agitated speculation, by both supporters and detractors, about the nature of this move: "The desperately needed immigration moratorium had finally arrived!" Or, alternatively, "Drumpf reaches Peak Hitler by barring brown bodies!"

The fuss turns out to have been unwarranted. The measure on its own will have little effect. In his daily coronavirus press briefing Tuesday afternoon, the president devoted a few sentences to the specifics of the order, which had still not been released to the public at that point, before moving on to disease-fighting issues. . . .

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