President Trump introduces the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act, flanked by Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue. (Zach Gibson/European Pressphoto Agency)
My first reaction to the headlines about President Trump’s proposal to cut immigration in half was that it would be as disastrous as his Muslim ban. But after reading details of the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act (Raise Act), I can’t find a reason to be outraged. The legislation surely needs to be improved, and the numbers of immigrants admitted increased. But it could be good for the country, because it gives preference to the job-creators and professionals who have for too long taken a back seat in the debates about comprehensive immigration reform.
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