The proposed immigration overhaul touted by President Donald Trump on Wednesday, which would cut the number of legal immigrants and create a system based more on skills than family ties, has gained little traction in the U.S. Senate and was criticized quickly after the president spoke by South Carolina’s Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham.
“SC #1 industry is Ag,” Graham tweeted. “Tourism #2. If proposal were to become law…devastating to SC economy which relies on this immigrant workforce.”
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The legislation was proposed by two Republican senators, David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who appeared with the president at the White House. But the Senate has largely ignored the measure, with no other lawmaker signing on as a co-sponsor. GOP leaders have showed
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