U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga.– the prime sponsor of the RAISE Act that was unveiled yesterday at the White House– “should be applauded for recognizing the current dysfunction of our outdated immigration policies that, unlike the rest of the nation, have been stuck in a time warp for the last 50 years,” says the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

Passage by the Congress would trim the country’s generous legal immigration admissions in half, prompting U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to underscore: “The RAISE Act rolls back regulations that put American workers and businesses at a disadvantage. It puts America First.”

What exactly does the RAISE Act do? Key components of the bill include: 

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