Details of Trump's executive order were not immediately known. He also did not indicate when he will sign such an order. While Trump talked about suspending immigration visa, the H-1B visa, which is more popular among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa. But his reasoning that he needs to protect jobs of American citizens indicates that non-immigrant work visas too might be on his target.
"NASSCOM seeks details on the Executive Order of the President of the United States suspending immigration temporarily," India’s IT services industry body National Association of Software and Services Companies tweeted later in the day in response to President Trump’s tweet.
The United States, due to coronavirus, has experienced a record layoff. As off last week, a record number of 22 million Americans have applied for unemployment benefits.