Trump and Hardline GOP Want to Cut All Immigration / by Timothy Bakken


In an attempt to reform immigration, two Southern senators have created legislation, known as the Cotton-Perdue bill, that has been endorsed by President Trump. Unsurprisingly, this proposed bill will have negative effects for immigrants in a multitude of ways. The number of refugees is limited to 50,000 per year, the age limit for children with family or parents who are U.S. citizens will be lowered, and the number of high-skilled workers allowed in the U.S. will decrease, just to name a few of the ways this bill will hurt immigrants already in the U.S. and those who are trying to attain citizenship. Even though its supporters argue that high-skilled immigration will not change and might even increase, it is obvious the ultimate goal of the proposed legislation intends to cut all types of legal immigration in the U.S., so hopefully most congress members can see through the suggestive language. Read The Atlantic's take here