During his press conference today White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that Pres. Trump is supportive of Sens. Cotton (R-Ark.) and Perdue’s (R-Ga.) RAISE Act. The RAISE Act was introduced last month and would reduce legal immigration by ending Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery program.
When asked if Pres. Trump is planning to revamp the H1-B visa program before the April 1st deadline Spicer responded that Pres. Trump has a “natural desire to have a full comprehensive look at that”.
Spicer continued by mentioning that Pres. Trump met with both senators to talk about the RAISE Act and that he supports moving to a merit based immigration system.
During his joint address Pres. Trump proposed moving toward a merit based system that will help protect American workers.
"Switching away from this current system of lower-skilled immigration, and instead adopting a merit-based system, will have many benefits: it will save countless dollars, raise workers' wages, and help struggling families --- including immigrant families --- enter the middle class,” Pres. Trump said during his speech.
Watch the full press conference here.
Updated: Wed, Mar 22nd 2017 @ 3:20pm EDT