Republican senators introduce bill sharply limiting legal immigration

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The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) bill, introduced by Sens.

President Donald Trump, along with Sens.

"This competitive application process will favor applicants who can speak English, financially support themselves and their families, and demonstrate skills that will contribute to our economy". The unremitting increase in unskilled immigrants has resulted in depressed wages and working conditions for Americans already struggling to make it in our rapidly changing economy.

Graham said the legislation would primarily target immigrants who work in the state's agriculture, tourism, and service industries, and would even prompt greater amounts of illegal immigration.

It also proposes to end the "diversity visa lottery" under which the USA grants 50,000 green cards annually to people randomly selected from countries with low rates of immigration to the US.

Trump has also been reluctant to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, started by President Barack Obama, which provides work authorizations to immigrants brought to the US illegally as children.

"The RAISE act would give us a more merit-based immigration system that admits the best and brightest around the world while making it harder for people to come here illegally", he said.

President Donald Trump has backed an immigration overhaul that would reduce the number of permanent, legal migrants allowed in the USA each year.

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Republicans across the ideological spectrum on immigration have long talked about retooling the green card system, which concerns permanent residents, to focus less on family ties and more on useful skills.

However, the president's claims that this bill's primary aim is to protect American workers and taxpayers - when Perdue and Cotton have made it clear that the bill would cut legal immigration rates in half - were widely disputed on social media.

The proposal "ends chain migration", Trump said, referring to the preference for uniting family members in the current immigration system.

The president had promised an Iowa crowd in June that he would soon introduce legislation that would bar legal immigrants to America from receiving welfare benefits for at least five years.

It also sets a 50,000 annual cap on refugees, instead of a level mandated by the president. FWD.us, a group that represents the tech industry said that the bill would "severely harm the economy".

It's true that the current low-skilled immigration system has its issues.

"Are they being paid a high wage?"

Refugee organizations said permanently limiting number of refugees allowed in the country goes against an American value of offering safe haven to people fleeing violence and oppression.

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