On Twitter, President Trump said he plans to stop all immigration into the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, though he did not provide any specific details.
In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2020
Immigration attorney Silvia Mintz told ABC13 that clients started calling her immediately about what an executive order could mean for their case.
"There is a lot of concern from the immigrant community," said Mintz. "They don't know what is going to happen. As you know, the president just tweeted without any specifics. There is this confusion about what it means."
Paul Simpson, the Harris County GOP chair, took time on Tuesday to speak with ABC13 about the pending order.
"We need to see what the executive order says," said Simpson. "I'm sure it is going to help maintain our safety while we pursue the important task of reopening the economy and our lives."
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