RAISE Act Introduced by Senator Tom Cotton and Senator Dave Perdue




On February 13, 2017. Senator Cotton introduced a bill that affects Immigration. As we all know this was one of President Trump’s main platform promises. Today, President Trump is endorsing the RAISE Act. At the current time, the bill has been read twice and referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Senator Purdue stated this new act is modeled on the Canadian and Australian immigration systems.

S 354 – RAISE Act

“To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the Diversity Visa Program, to limit the President’s discretion in setting the number of refugees admitted annually to the United States, to reduce the number of family sponsored immigrants, to create a new nonimmigrant classification for the parents of adult United States citizens, and for other purposes.”

A few important parts to know:

1) It sets the number of refugees who may be admitted in any fiscal year – not to exceed 50,000.
2) It redefines “immediate relatives” to be “children and spouse of a citizen of the United States”.
3) Worldwide Level Of Family-Sponsored Immigrants.— (1) The worldwide level of family-sponsored immigrants under this subsection for a fiscal year is equal to 88,000 minus the number computed under paragraph (2).
4) Family-Based Visa Preferences have been amended and strictures on incoming and staying/overstaying have changed or been clarified.
5) It amends prior acts to conform to these changes.



This may have been announced now to push it through the Judiciary Committee faster. Still it is a positive move forward. Hopefully it won’t get ground to dust and shelved by traitorous Republican Senators. As they said, it has been fifty years or more since a new significant Immigration Reform act was passed. People have only fiddled with language as such rather than actually addressing the reality of a changing world.


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8 Responses to RAISE Act Introduced by Senator Tom Cotton and Senator Dave Perdue

  1. I.R. Wayright says:

    Often times we have heard the usual democrats complaining about our “broken immigration system.”
    Well, WHO broke it?
    Now we are going to fix it to our satisfaction. DO NOT get in our way!

  2. Shar says:

    I was listening to the reaction to the Raise Act. The housing industry will be hurt. House prices will double. They can’t find workers, non immigrants. My question is why are they hiring illegals?

    I hope it passes. We are overwhelmed by immigrants now.

    • Uriel says:

      They can’t find workers because the younger crew needed with a modicum of labor skills are millennials……There was an eye-opening video one reporter did standing on a street corner beside several illegal immigrants to get daily work. Those guys refused to work for minimum–they worked for a couple hundred or better a day. In fact they almost attacked the reporter when he said he would work for half their demanded salary. In his disguise as a boss, he asked a truckload of the same worker groups to show him their green ? work cards….they jumped out and ran.

  3. malenurseken says:

    Good luck getting this passed by Dems and Rinos!

  4. Hardnox says:

    This is excellent news. About damned time too. Our immigration policy must be about making America better and not as a refuge for the unskilled. We have enough unskilled already. America must be about attracting the best and brightest.

    Naturally, the left is squawking about this being racist. Oh shut up already. Lefties don’t have 3rd worlders as friends or family and only view them as potential voters and servants. Just shut up.

    English language preferred? No welfare on arrival? Hey, what a concept!

    • Uriel says:

      the video posted highlights something important — one that leaves egg on the face for many Americans — Many world countries even third world are Multilinguall….often the basics mandatory in order to function across business or travel lines. Only Americans do not have a nation wide push to be multilingual though we do have more signs in other languages now. Look at the First Lady…in other countries that is nothing special (multilinqual), here it is special.