WP: The Decree Signed By Trump On A Partial Ban On Immigration Will Not Be Temporary
Signed by US President Donald Trump, the decree on a 60-day ban on immigration to the country for a number of categories will be permanent. This was stated by one of the President's key advisers, Stephen Miller, during closed consultations with Trump supporters, the Washington Post reported on Friday, which obtained a recording of the conversation.
According to the publication, Miller said on Thursday that the White House is considering follow-up measures that will restrict temporary employment programs for migrants. "The most important thing is that [these measures] will block the tap of new foreign labor," the adviser said. According to him, the current decree is part of a long-term strategy and is not considered as a temporary measure.
The US administration is taking measures to reduce the level of immigration. Miller previously stated that the use of migrant labor leads to a decrease in the wages of the American working class - "blue-collar". Also, the state Department previously reported that since Trump took office as President, the number of immigration visas issued has decreased by 17%.