Trump Endorses RAISE Act; Another Step In Fixing Broken Immigration System
President Trump has now officially endorsed the RAISE Act, which he called “the most significant reform to our immigration system in a half a century.” Watch below.
Last week we reported on the RAISE Act, which was proposed by US Senators Tom Cotton (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-AK).
Our original report on the RAISE Act outlines why exactly why it is good reform for Americans. Apparently President Trump agrees that this legislation will be Americans first.
Main Features of the RAISE Act
The RAISE Act targets legal immigration and reduces it dramatically, up to a 50% reduction over the course of the next decade.
The main advantages are that it stops recent immigrants from immediately collecting welfare, focuses on skill-based immigration as opposed to family-based chain immigration, and ensuring US workers aren’t displaced.
President Trump calls the Act a “merit based” change to the immigration system that will save the US taxpayers billions of dollars by changing the way the US issues green cards to foreigners.
The Act will favor immigrants who speak English, can financially support themselves, and demonstrate skills that can contribute to the economy. It protects US workers from being displaced and ensures that immigrants can’t just come into American and immediately collect welfare. It does this by “reducing unskilled immigration,” according to the President.
If passed, this Act would likely be the biggest piece of immigration legislation since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, which, as Ann Coulter puts it, “began dumping the poorest of the poor from around the world on our country.”
This is welcomed news. This would be a major win for American workers who not only have to compete with low-skilled legal immigrants, but also illegal immigrants as well.
For more on how President Trump is fixing our broken immigration policy, check out our list here.