Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The RAISE Act: Would End Chain Immigration and Slash Legal Immigration in Half Over the Course of a Decade

A new front in Washington’s immigration wars opened to relatively little fanfare last week when reports surfaced that two Republican senators are working with the White House to craft a bill that would fundamentally change the U.S. immigration system.
The RAISE Act, introduced by GOP Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Indiana, would mostly end the practice of chain migration and slash legal immigration in half over the course of a decade.
As a matter of policy, the bill would alter the way America approaches immigration to a far greater degree than any of the Trump administration’s executive orders on deportations, sanctuary cities and the border wall. By placing the focus of the debate on the economics of immigration, Cotton and Perdue are drawing attention to the often overlooked effects of mass immigration on native-born Americans.
The revival of the RAISE Act now gives immigration skeptics an opening to press the case that current legal immigration levels are too high and need to be dramatically reduced for the benefit of American workers.
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