President Trump, through its twitter account, announced that he will sign an Executive order to temporarily suspend U.S immigration as early as Wednesday, April 22nd, citing the coronavirus concerns.
During the briefing held on Tuesday, President Trump said that his administration was currently drafting the executive order, and it could be ready for his signature by Wednesday. The temporary suspension is set to last 60 days for permanent resident visas (or “green cards”), though there were will be some exemptions, which he did not specify.
US’ neighbor – Canada is also fighting against the world pandemic COVID 19 and has enacted travel restrictions on some of the foreign nationals. But, it remains committed to enacting to immigrants, foreign workers, and international students.
Canada has not suspended immigration to the country and still continues to invite the foreign skilled workers to submit their applications to move to Canada.
Recognizing the difficulties immigrants have been facing on procuring the necessary documents due to the coronavirus, Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has stated that they will be accepting incomplete applications because of these interruptions.
Following are the immigration draws, that has been held by the Canadian immigration ministry – IRCC after the travel restrictions has been placed from March 16th:
Express entry program is the main source of skilled immigrants in the country. Under Canada’s 2020 – 2022 Immigration Levels Plan, Canada has targeted admissions of 341,000 new immigrants in 2020, 351,000 in 2021, and 361,000 in 2022.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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