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Trump vows in tweet to halt all immigration to fight coronavirus

President Donald Trump tweeted late Monday night that he plans to sign an order to suspend immigration into the United States to step up the nation’s fight against the coronavirus and aid the economy.

“In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well Philadelphia News as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens,” Trump tweeted, “I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!”

It is unclear how the order would be carried out or when it would possibly go into effect.

Additional details were not yet made available.

The Trump administration has previously imposed travel restrictions on most of Europe, China, Canada, Mexico, Iran, and South Korea in response to the pandemic.
Wolf, other governors, push back on Trump’s testing claims
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday was among a chorus of governors from both parties who took exception to President Donald Trump’s accusation that Democrats are playing “a very dangerous political game” by insisting that the nation has a shortage of coronavirus tests.

The governors countered that the White House must do more to help states on the testing front before they can ease up on stay-at-home orders.

“We need the test kits, and I think that’s the sort of general cry from other states," said Wolf.

In New York, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the states should take the lead on testing but that it was up to the federal government to help sort out supply chain issues facing testing manufacturers.

“What the states will run into is when you talk to those labs, ... they buy machines and equipment from national manufacturers,” said Cuomo, who is expected to Press Release Distribution Service In Philadelphia meet with Trump at the White House Tuesday. “And those labs can only run as many tests as the national manufacturers provide them chemicals, reagents and lab kits.”

Taking to Twitter, Trump said that the “radical left” and “Do Nothing Democrats” were playing politics with their complaints about a lack of tests.

In his daily briefing, he said some governors have “more capacity than they understand.”

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