August 3, 2017

ACTION NEEDED! Say a quick “thank you” to Georgia’s Senator David Perdue for the pro-American ‘RAISE Act!’

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The Dustin Inman Society applauds Georgia Senator David Perdue for his fearless work on the pro-American RAISE Act! Thank you Senator Perdue!

Please call or email Senator Perdue’s Washington DC office to leave a quick “thank you!” message with his staff?

→ PHONE: (202) 224-3521 * CLICK HERE FOR EMAIL  

Senator Perdue is @SenDavidPerdue on Twitter.

Yesterday, President Trump joined Georgia’s Senator Perdue and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and announced The Reforming American Immigration For A Strong Economy (RAISE) Act. (Breitbart News here)

“President Trump campaigned on growing our economy and fixing our immigration system,” said Senator Perdue. “Right now, our current immigration system does not meet the needs of our economy. We want to welcome talented individuals from around the world who wish to come to the United States legally to work and make a better life for themselves. The RAISE Act will create a skills-based system that is more responsive to the needs of our economy and preserves the quality of jobs available to American workers.”

A brief explanation of the RAISE Act:

• Establish a Skills-Based Points System. The RAISE Act would replace the current permanent employment-visa system with a skills-based points system, akin to the systems used by Canada and Australia. The system would prioritize those immigrants who are best positioned to succeed in the United States and expand the economy. Applicants earn points based on education, English-language ability, high-paying job offers, age, record of extraordinary achievement, and entrepreneurial initiative.
• Prioritize Immediate Family Households. The RAISE Act would retain immigration preferences for the spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents while eliminating preferences for certain categories of extended and adult family members.
• Eliminate the Outdated Diversity Visa Lottery. The Diversity Lottery is plagued with fraud, advances no economic or humanitarian interest, and does not even promote diversity. The RAISE Act would eliminate the 50,000 visas arbitrarily allocated to this lottery.
• Place a Responsible Limit on Permanent Residency for Refugees. The RAISE Act would limit refugees offered permanent residency to 50,000 per year, in line with a 13-year average.

We couldn’t be happier or more grateful. Finally, commonsense and concern for American workers in America! Please call or email Senator Perdue at his Washington DC office to say a quick “thank you!

Click here to read the full text of the legislation. Additionally, click here for a section by section summary and here for a fact sheet on the legislation.