Donald Trump took to Twitter to declare a temporary ban on all immigration late Wednesday evening, evoking praise from his base of support. But, during a White House press conference Thursday afternoon, the President revealed hundreds of thousands of foreign workers would still be eligible to enter the country and take American jobs as millions of Americans continue to file for unemployment over the COVID-19 economic shutdown. Many are blaming Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner for the political fumble.
Sources familiar with the situation told The Spectator that the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is one of the loudest voices pushing back on a full ban and is seeking to carve out exemptions for refugees, temporary workers under the H1B visa program, and farmworkers under the H-2A visa program. – Spectator
The Trump administration’s luke-warm approach to immigration restriction has many blaming the presidents son-in-law & senior advisor Jared Kushner, who’s family business has pushed EB-5 visas for wealthy Chinese investors in the United States.
At events in China on Saturday and Sunday headlined by Nicole Kushner Meyer, the sister of senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, wealthy Chinese attendees were told they could obtain EB-5 investor visas to the U.S. if they invested at least $500,000 into one of the Kushner family’s development projects. – NYmag
Many Trump supporters unaware of the dynamics of the current administration expressed confusion after the presidents call for a total ban on immigration was followed by a flaccid 60 day ban of only permanent immigrants, allowing hundreds of thousands of foreign workers to continue seeking employment within the US.
Those following the situation closely have loudly proclaimed Jared Kushner to be behind the immigration back-track from the President late Thursday.