President Trump supports merit-based immigration reform and reducing legal immigration
Immigration -- August 02, 2017
President Trump officially supports the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act sponsored by Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR] and Sen. David Perdue [R-GA].
This bill would move the U.S. to a skills-based visa system similar to those used by Australia and Canada which would factor in "education, English-language ability, high-paying job offers, past achievements, and entrepreneurial initiative". The bill would modify the current system that gives preference to foreign family members of U.S. citizens: it would keep preferences for spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens, but it would remove preferences for extended family members and adult children. The act would eliminate the Diversity Visa lottery system, and it would limit the number of refugees able to receive permanent resident status to 50,000 a year. Finally, in its current state, the bill would also reduce the overall amount of legal immigration into the United States by approximately half.
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