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(CNN) – A bill to slash legal immigration won President Donald Trump’s support on the belief that it would help Americans making low wages.
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CNN took a look at the claims made by Trump and the bill’s authors.
Claim: Our immigration program is based mostly on family connections.
This is true. So far this year, about two-thirds of immigrants are given green cards because they have family members in the United States, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Claim: Only one in 15 immigrants come to the US because of job skills.
One of the authors of the bill, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton said, “Only one in 15 out of a million new immigrants come here because
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