The Hill by Alexander Bolton --
The politics of immigration in the Senate are shifting in the Trump era.
Sens. Tom Cotton
(R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.), two of President Trump's strongest
allies in the Senate, want to dramatically cut the number of green cards
issued every year by the United States.
The Raise Act, sponsored
by Cotton and Perdue, would cut legal immigration annually over the next
decade from 1.05 million (the annual level measured in 2015) to
It would prioritize skilled workers and the spouses and
minor children of citizens and legal permanent residents over people who
want to enter the country based on extended family links.
The sponsors say it would “rebalance” the legal immigration system to
bring it more in line with historical averages and increase wages by
tightening the labor market.