Trump To Ban Employment-Based Visas For Rest Of Year

The Wall Street Journal reports:

President Trump is expected to sign an order later Monday temporarily barring new immigrants on a slate of employment-based visas including the H-1B for high-skilled workers from coming to the U.S. amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic, a move his administration argues will safeguard jobs for unemployed Americans.

The new restrictions, which officials said are set to last until the end of the year, expand on a temporary immigration ban Mr. Trump introduced in April that blocked some family members of U.S. citizens and reduced the number of high-skilled workers from immigrating to the U.S. for the time being.

A senior administration official estimated the expanded travel restrictions will prevent about 525,000 people from entering the country between now and the end of the year, including 170,000 green-card holders who have been barred from coming to the U.S. since April.