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President Trump is keeping his promise to put American workers first as our economy reopens following the global Coronavirus pandemic.

With a new proclamation signed today, the Administration is extending and expanding the suspension of certain immigration visas through the end of this year, ensuring that unemployed Americans are the first in line for new jobs.

Many U.S. workers have been hurt through no fault of their own as COVID-19 spread across the world. No American president should allow blue-collar or middle-class workers to remain on the sidelines and be replaced by new foreign labor.

In addition to extending the pause on new immigrant visas through the end of 2020, today’s proclamation builds on that measure with an additional pause on several job-related nonimmigrant visas, including H-1Bs.

An overwhelming majority of Americans support pausing immigration as we recover from the Coronavirus pandemic, recent polls show. With some exceptions, such as to shore up critical supply chains, we should not permit large numbers of foreign workers to enter the United States at a time when so many citizens are out of work.

“We have a moral duty to create an immigration system that protects the lives and jobs of our citizens,” President Trump says.

GET THE FACTS: Learn more about today’s immigration decision.