RAISE Act Introduced to Cut Legal Immigrants to US by Half (Download PDF)

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Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (Raise Act) introduced by Republican Senator Tom Cotton and David Perdue. It would alter U. S. immigration system to significantly reduce number of foreigners admitted to country without a skills - based visa.

RAISE Act introduced in US

RAISE Act Introduced in US

RAISE Act introduced in US

Impact of RAISE Act

  • It is introduced by Republican Senator Tom Cotton and David Perdue.
  • It will alter U. S. immigration system. It will significantly reduce number of foreigners admitted to country without a skills-based visa.
  • Bill will reduce number of green card or legal permanent residency issued every year.
  • Currently about a million applications are there for green card or permanent residency while act will reduce it to half a million.
  • Current wait period of an Indian to get a green card varies from 10 years to 35 years and this could increase if proposed bill becomes a law.
  • The bill however does not focus on H-1B visas.
  • RAISE Act will promote higher wages on all working Americans can build a future.
  • The Act would Reduce Overall Immigration by 41 % in Its First Year and 50 % by Year 10.

About RAISE Act

RAISE Act Prioritize

RAISE Act Prioritize

RAISE Act Prioritize

  • The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act (RAISE Act) will help raise American workers wages by reducing overall immigration by half and rebalancing system toward employment-based visas and immediate family household members.
  • Prioritize Immediate Family Households refers in act are:

    • Adult parents of U. S. citizens
    • Adult siblings of U. S. citizens
    • Unmarried adult children of U. S. citizens
    • Married adult children of U. S. citizens
    • Unmarried adult children of
    • legal permanent residents
  • The RAISE Act would limit refugees offered permanent residency to 50, 000 per year, in line with a 13-year average.
  • Act would Eliminate Outdated Diversity Visa Lottery.
  • It would Create Temporary Visa for Parents in Need of Caretaking.
Tom Cotton and David Perdue, RAISE Act introducers

Tom Cotton and David Perdue, RAISE Act Introducers

Tom Cotton and David Perdue, RAISE Act introducers

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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