Proposed Bill Would Slash U.S. Immigration Numbers

Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) are proposing legislation that would initially cut the number of legal immigrants to the United State by 40 percent, and, over the course of a decade, ultimately cut the annual allotment of available green cards by 50 percent. The proposed bill, entitled the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, would also eliminate most forms of family-based immigration as well as the diversity visa (DV) lottery. [See Cotton and Trump Plot Crackdown on Legal Immigration, by Seung Min Kim,, 07.Feb.2017.]

Please note that this bill is merely a proposal. There are literally thousands of bills proposed by Congress on a wide range of issues each year, the vast majority of which are never signed into law. This is one of several immigration bills that has proposed this year. If this or any of the other pending immigration bills progresses to a point where they appear to have a chance of becoming a law, more details will be posted on MurthyDotCom.


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