Laura Ingraham Calls for 'All Immigration to the US Halted' During Coronavirus Crisis
'All immigration to the US should be halted due to this national emergency'
Fox News host Laura Ingraham called on President Donald Trump to halt all immigration into the United States to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Ingraham tweeted Wednesday:
“All immigration to the US should be halted due to this national emergency — we sure as heck don’t need any foreign workers with millions of Americans on the verge of losing their jobs."
All immigration to the US should be halted due to this national emergency—we sure as heck don’t need any foreign workers with millions of Americans on verge of losing their jobs. #AmericaFirst— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 18, 2020
"Officials can shut down the entire state of a Calif in one day, but those same officials, when pressed on illegal immigration, say 'we can’t shut down our entire southern border and deport millions of people,'" she said in another tweet.
Officials can shut down the entire state of a Calif in one day, but those same officials, when pressed on illegal immigration, say”we can’t shut down our entire southern border and deport millions of people.”— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 20, 2020
The current refugee resettlement program that resettles over 2,000 refugees was suspended until at least April 7, Breitbart News reported.
On Friday, the Trump administration announced a ban on recreational and tourist travel at the U.S.-Mexico border to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The agreement echoes those announce by Canada earlier this week.
Both plans will take effect at midnight.
The southern border is the busiest border in the world.
On Friday, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced they would returning all immigrants arrested at the border for illegal entry.
The move will block people without documentation from entering the country during the pandemic.
All foreign worker visas must be stopped. https://t.co/EjRyjZmbam— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 18, 2020
Border Patrol agents are returning Mexican citizens who illegally cross the southern border back to Mexico instead of holding them in detention centers, the Washington Examiner reported.
The news comes as major American prisons, including the notorious Rikers Island in New York City, considered releasing their inmates in a drastic effort to tackle the spread of the coronavirus.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, countries around the world have been taking extreme measures to fight the coronavirus as it keeps claiming lives and rattling the global economy.
Now, some of the most infamous jails in the United States are considering releasing their prisoners to prevent a potentially catastrophic situation.
The debate over whether to release the inmates follows Iran’s controversial move on Tuesday to free 85,000 prisoners from its deeply infested, overcrowded, and dilapidated prisons.
The virus has killed more than 200 people in the U.S., and over 10,000 people have died worldwide.