Transcript for By the Numbers: President Trump says U.S. will temporarily halt issuing green cards
Today president trump announced a sixty day immigration freeze for most UC permanent legal residency in the US also known. As a green card transcended this unprecedented move will protect Americans and their jobs during this pandemic but he backed off his plans also banned. Temporary foreign workers after business groups sound any alarms. Tonight we take a look at immigrants in the pandemic. By the numbers just over one million foreigners receive green cards and became lawful permanent residents in the US last year. This program will be mostly halted to 70% of green card recipients or family members. Mainly spouses of US citizens and legal permanent residents the United States also issued 462422. Immigrant visas last year. Immigrants are playing key roles in the US cove in nineteen response for example. 13 of the workers deemed essential in California they're immigrants according to the study by the Cato Institute. I nearly one point seven million health care workers caring for comment nineteen patients in the US are immigrants according to Census Bureau data.
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