President Trump says he will temporarily suspend immigration to protect American jobs, states are quickly burning through cash for unemployment payments, and global markets drop after U.S. oil plunged below zero for the first time. WSJ’s Jason Bellini has the latest on the pandemic. Photo: John Minchillo/Associated Press
WASHINGTON—President Trump said he plans to sign an executive order temporarily suspending immigration into the U.S., saying he was doing so to protect American jobs as the novel coronavirus has taken a sharp toll on the economy.
In a tweet Monday night, he said he was signing the executive order “in light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy”—a reference to the coronavirus—“as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens.” He didn’t provide further details.