Trump clarifies planned immigration ban as 60-day pause on green cards.

The President outlined his planned executive order that would halt immigration into the US amidst the coronavirus. Photo: Gage Skidmore, licensed under creative commons.

Author: Sam Buisman

President Trump specified that his plan for a coronavirus immigration ban consists of a 60-day suspension of green cards.

According to NPR, the President offered details on the immigration suspension order that he teased via Twitter during Tuesday night’s coronavirus briefing, explaining that the order would halt the issuing of green cards for at least 60 days. At the end of the 60-day period, the White House would determine if the ban should be extended for another 60 days.

Certain immigrant groups would be exempted from the suspension, most notably including temporary workers.

However, the final provisions of the executive order are not final, as its draft is still under review by the Department of Justice.

At press time, neither this draft or any updated version of the proposed order has been released to the press.

The President stated that he plans to sign the final version of this order on Wednesday.

WSUM will continue following this story and issue updates as they emerge.