Three Republican senators have reintroduced the RAISE Act. It would reform our current policy of legal immigration which makes the family connections of immigrants the chief priority for admitting new immigrants. This policy, often referred to as “chain migration,” greatly pushes up the numbers of legal immigration, now at the highest sustained level in our history.
The RAISE Act would replace chain migration with a merit based system for selecting immigrants. The sponsors are Tom Cotton (R-AR), David Perdue (R-GA), and Josh Hawley (R-MO). Sen. Cotton stressed that the mass immigration undercuts wages and opportunities is not good for American workers. He noted that “For decades our immigration system has been completely divorced from the needs of our county and has harmed the livelihoods of working-class Americans. ” Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) has introduced companion legislation to the RAISE Act in the House.
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