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Trump's Latest Immigration Bans Target Certain Workers, Green Card Applicants

Immigrants await their turn for green card and citizenship interviews at a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office in New York. (John Moore/Getty Images)
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President Trump this week issued a proclamation that expands and extends restrictions on legal immigration that were first set in place in April. At the time, he issued a 60-day ban on most would-be immigrants sponsored for legal residency by relatives in the U.S., except for the spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens. That ban was set to expire this week.

His new proclamation continues to bar these green card seekers, and places new restrictions on several types of non-immigrant work visas. The impact of these bans -- now both set to last until the end of the year -- will reverberate past their expiration dates, immigrant rights groups in Southern California predict.


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