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Have you heard the latest about the actions President Trump is taking to protect American jobs in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic?

Last night, President Trump announced on Twitter that he was going to sign an executive order to temporarily halt immigration coming to the United States. This is what President Trump said:

This is great news, and a wise course of action. In the United States, there are at least 22 million illegal aliens in the country. There are also at least 22 million Americans who are currently unemployed in the wake of this pandemic.

We must take steps to put Americans back to work as we gradually re-open the country’s economy. One thing we should immediately do is protect American citizens from the threat of foreign nationals filling jobs that would otherwise go to them.

President Trump understands that a core component of a Great America is an economically strong America where all of our citizens who want to work are able to do so. Temporarily stemming the flow of foreign nationals into the country will not only help Americans find work, but it will likely also mean that those who do go back to work will do so for higher wages than would otherwise exist in a market flooded with foreign competition.

I fully support the President’s announced course of action. While the text of his proposed Executive Order has not been released, and the text is something I will want to closely review, the sentiment expressed in the President’s tweet is correct. I have already conveyed my support to the White House for the President’s announcement, and I look forward to Americans receiving the benefits of this policy when it is fully implemented. I have been advocating for this policy to the White House and I’m glad that the President is taking action.

The President’s tweet also reminded me of another policy priority that I share with President Trump.  I have included a “Clip of the Week” in this newsletter (see upper right column) that is from July of 2006, when I went to the floor of the House of Representatives to propose the construction of a Border Wall of my own design. Nearly 14 years ago I was on the House Floor advocating for America to #BuildTheWall to stop the flow of illegal immigration into this country, and since then I have continued to work to make the Border Wall a reality. I will continue to do so until the Border Wall is completed. It is amazing to see how far we have come in this effort in such a short time with President Trump leading the charge in the Oval Office.