As expected given the polls showing Joe Biden building a solid lead over President Trump in both (relatively meaningless) national polls of likely voters and online betting markets (which can also be skewed by a systematic betting), the White House will extend the suspension of immigration into the US imposed back in April, weeks after Trump started cutting off travel from China, and then the EU.

The measures will ban all new green card applications for the rest of the year and introduce restrictions on other visa categories including (mostly temporary) H-1Bs, which are frequently used by technology companies, and H-2s.

Immigration into the US has dropped to zero amid the coronavirus outbreak, even as hundreds of thousands of Americans have fled cities like NYC.

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