On the evening of April 20, 2020, President Donald Trump announced the temporary suspension of the issuance of legal permanent residence (green cards) in the United States for the next 60 days. His main reason was to put Americans first by preserving jobs and medical care for them.
However, Attorney Gabriel Vadasz says this suspension will have a negative impact on a significant amount of people who are going through the green card process. In fact, one of the clients he represents has been directly affected by the recent announcement from the president.
Phillips Smith runs Fionnachtain, a local company in Scottsdale, and is expected to release a $10 product that tests for COVID-19 and influence at home later this year or next year. He hired a recent graduate from Arizona State University (ASU) who is a Taiwanese citizen, but she’s fluent in both English and Mandarin, which is beneficial for business overseas. Unfortunately, the president’s announcement occurred when Attorney Vadasz was getting her paperwork in order.
He told FOX 10 News:
“Some of these people, they’ve been waiting ten plus years to get to this point. They’re at the tail end of their application. They’ve invested everything they have. Plenty of emotion involved with it. Now it’s all up in the air. We just don’t know what will happen next.”
Attorney Vadasz also explains that the fear of immigrants taking American jobs is misconstrued. The truth is most employers must first attempt to hire a U.S. citizen before seeking immigrant workers.
After the 60-day deadline passes, President Trump will reassess the standing of the economy.
Check out Attorney Vadasz’s interview with FOX 10 News:
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