Republican Senators And President Trump Push RAISE Act To Limit Number Of Green Cards Issued From 1 Million To 500K Annually

 In Immigration   Last Updated: August 27, 2017

President Trump has endorsed the RAISE Act (“Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy”), first introduced by Republican Senators David Perdue (Georgia) and Tom Cotton (Arkansas) in February 2017, in an effort to reduce the number of immigrants to the U.S. from over 1 million a year to just over 500,000 a year.

The bill reduces the number of green cards issued in the following ways:

The bill has not yet been presented for a vote by either the Senate or the House of Representatives.



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