WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday his forthcoming executive order barring new immigration will apply only to people seeking green cards, will last 60 days and won’t affect workers entering the country on a temporary basis.
Spelling out details of the measure for the first time since tweeting late Monday he would “temporarily suspend immigration into the United States,” Trump announced something short of a full halt on immigration.
Instead, he said the provision would amount to a 60-day pause only on people seeking permanent resident status in the United States.
He said he would review the executive order at the end of that period and decide if it should be renewed. He did not say when he would sign it.
Trump emphasized the economic effects of the order, indicating it would “protect American workers.”