WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he signed an executive order temporarily suspending immigration into the U.S. amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.  

“This will ensure that unemployed Americans of all backgrounds will be first in line for jobs as our economy reopens,” he told reporters at a White House coronavirus task force briefing.

“Crucially, it will also help preserve our healthcare resources for American patients. We have to take care of our patients, we have to protect our great American workers, and that’s what we are doing.”

All legal immigration has been halted for at least 60 days, but

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