President Trump caused a stir when he announced on April 20 that he would sign an executive order to temporarily ban immigration to the United States. Four days later, what he ended up signing was an order more limited in scope than originally suggested. Nevertheless, the measure to block employment-based immigration visas and family-based visas for parents and siblings of immigrants already in the country will still have an impact on thousands.
The broader question the order begs is, why now?
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