Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has endorsed the Raise Act, proposed legislation sponsored by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), which would sharply reduce legal immigration. It would do so by curbing “chain migration,” the practice of allowing immigrants to bring in their extended family members, who in turn bring in their families in an ongoing chain.
McConnell stated in one interview that “I agree with Cotton and Perdue. I think the kinds of things [they] are pushing are exactly what ought to be part of a solution.” In another interview he stated, “I think the mood of our caucus is that ending chain migration is a top priority.”
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