President Trump announced a new immigration bill on Wednesday with Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Senator David Perdue (R-Ga.). The bill will cut down on immigration and move away from the current model that lets immigrants into the United States based off family ties.
Conservative groups issued high praise for the bill.
Dan Stein, the president of Federation for American Immigration Reform released a statement saying, “The RAISE Act helps realize President Trump’s vision of making America great again by making immigration great again as well. It provides a pathway for a modern, smarter immigration system while protecting those Americans struggling to make ends meet.”
However, many Democrats do not support this bill.
According to The Hill, “The legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate, however, where it’s expected to get pushback from Democrats as well as GOP senators who oppose strict limits on legal immigration and want a broader reform effort that would address the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. Critics of the measure say it would devastate families’ effort to reunite with their overseas relatives while providing few economic benefits.”
After a disastrous start to his presidency, it appears Trump is starting to attempt to deliver on his campaign promises. Hopefully, the GOP will fail once again and not be able to pass this bill.