Trump’s Immigration Choice

The U.S. economy is slowly waking from its lockdown stupor, and a sharp recovery is President Trump’s best chance for re-election. So why in the world would he decide that now is the time to slash legal immigration?

Mr. Trump in April suspended immigration for 60 days to “protect already disadvantaged and unemployed Americans from the threat of competition for scarce jobs.” The order lapses this weekend, but Mr. Trump may extend the rules to permanently limit high-skilled and seasonal work visas.

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