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US senators want to halt immigration, just when the economy needs it most

Four Republican senators are pressuring US president Donald Trump to further restrict work visas due to coronavirus job losses, arguing foreign students and specialized workers take jobs away from Americans. However, reports show that restrictive immigration policies like this hurt economic growth, especially in jobs and industries that rely on foreign labor. Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Ted Cruz of Texas, Charles Grassley of Iowa, and Josh Hawley of Missouri submitted a letter today urging the suspension of all new guest worker visas for 60 days, as well as the suspension of other guest worker visas for at least a year.

GOP senators ask Trump to restrict guest worker

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