AILA Doc. No. 17080342 | Dated September 21, 2017
On 8/2/17, Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act (S. 1720), , a bill that attacks the legal immigration system and ignores the needs of U.S. businesses and families. Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) introduced a House companion bill to the RAISE Act, entitled the Immigration in the National Interest Act (H.R. 3775) on 9/14/17.
AILA strongly opposes the RAISE Act, which does nothing to reform our outdated immigration system, yet seeks to curtail legal immigration levels over the next decade.
Among other things, the RAISE Act:
Read bill text and current congressional actions:
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 17080342.