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Old 02-07-2017, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Two Republican senators took up the baton for populist immigration reform Tuesday when they announced their Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment, or RAISE Act, designed to raise wages for ordinary Americans, restore legacy immigration levels, and reset family and worker visa programs.
“We are taking action to fix some of the shortcomings in our legal immigration system—returning to our historically normal levels of legal immigration will help improve the quality of American jobs and wages,” said Georgia’s Sen. David A. Perdue Jr., who served on the chamber’s Judiciary Committee and was one the first and foremost Senate supporters of President Donald J. Trump’s campaign. Purdue was joined by Arkansas Sen. Thomas B. Cotton, his co-sponsor.

Perdue, Cotton File RAISE Act: Reform Outdated Immigration System
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Old 08-04-2017, 03:25 PM
 
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“The liberal left better look at their history because, honestly, they looked at this in the mid-90s under Bill Clinton and they said, ‘Look, we need to be more like Canada in relation to bringing in skilled workers with a merit-based system,’” Perdue observed. “This is something that really shouldn’t be that partisan, frankly.”

“You could see the hue and cry from the CNN guy the other day, and then also what Nancy Pelosi said, and everything else,” he said. “When a liberal politician starts to really scream about a new piece of legislation that I put in, I feel like I’m headed in the right direction.”

“There’s going to be a hue and cry, they’re going to say it’s biased, and this and that, but they need to realize that this was a Democratic effort in the mid-90s that looked at best practices and came up and said, ‘You know, we need to have a skills-based approach,” he reiterated.
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Old 08-04-2017, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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It's not merit based, it's racist based.
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:23 PM
 
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It's not merit based, it's racist based.
Can you explain this otherwise stupid comment?
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:33 PM
 
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Can you explain this otherwise stupid comment?
I guess he thinks some racial groups will lack merit ?

Issuing green cards based on family connections as currently seems more racial to me.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:32 PM
 
Location: ATX/Houston
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Economics isn't a zero sum game and people seem to assume that the issue is native Americans competing for jobs with immigrants when it's a global game.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:33 PM
 
Location: ATX/Houston
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I guess he thinks some racial groups will lack merit ?

Issuing green cards based on family connections as currently seems more racial to me.
So much for family values...... well I guess when it's inconvenient.....
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