Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) offered support for the RAISE Act, introduced by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.), that would end Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery and cap refugee admissions at the 13-year average of 50,000 per year. Sen. McConnell's comments came during an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News.
Sen. McConnell also told Ingraham that he thinks it's a "pretty dumb place to be" for Democrats who are insisting on forcing a government shutdown over an amnesty for young illegal aliens.
Both Sens. Cotton and Perdue have said that they think the RAISE Act should be passed before passing a permanent amnesty for illegal alien beneficiaries of Pres. Obama's unconstitutional DACA amnesty. The Trump administration stopped issuing new DACA approvals on September 5 and stopped issuing renewals for any DACA recipient whose status expired before March 5, 2018 in October.
The RAISE Act would not only eliminate Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery, but it would also transform the current employment-based green card system into a merit-based system. The bill has been endorsed by Pres. Trump.
Read more on the RAISE Act here.
Updated: Thu, Dec 14th 2017 @ 12:40pm EST