President Trump, alongside Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Senator David Perdue (R-GA), announced plans for sweeping changes to legal immigration to the United States.
Washington Examiner reports:
President Trump announced Wednesday he will support a revised Senate bill that would implement a merit-based point system for foreigners who apply for legal permanent status through the employment-based admissions side.
The Washington Examiner first reported Tuesday evening Republican Sens. David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas would meet with Trump on Wednesday to privately, then publicly, unveil an immigration bill, which was presumed to be an updated version of the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act.
Trump’s endorsement marks the beginning of a push toward a radically different legal immigration policy in the United States compared to the one that’s been in place for the past several decades.
It also marks a new approach to immigration reform than Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Marco Rubio of Florida had attempted in 2013 with the “Gang of Eight” bill.
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