Statement on Senator Tom Cotton and Senator David Perdue’s RAISE Act

Following the introduction of the RAISE Act, which aims to cut legal immigration to the United States by 50 percent, New American Economy President John Feinblatt issued the following statement:

“Slashing legal immigration in half would only hinder growth and result in fewer jobs for Americans,” said John Feinblatt, President of New American Economy. “It absolutely makes sense to fix a broken system, but Congress should focus on stopping illegal immigration – not on restricting the legal immigration that grows our economy.”

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