From the Wire: Center Responds to President Trump’s Suspension of Immigration During COVID-19 Pandemic

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In response to President Trump’s announcement today that he is temporarily banning new immigrants from obtaining permanent status in the United States—also known as green cards—for 60 days amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Center Chief of Staff Darrel Cummings issued the following statement:

“This is one more deplorable and senseless attack on immigrants to stoke the President’s base at a time when he should be working on a national plan to massively increase testing for COVID-19 and provide personal protective equipment to frontline medical and emergency response workers.

“It’s time to stop scapegoating immigrants and start seriously addressing this epidemic—one that has killed tens of thousands of our family members and friends in this country.”

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