Trump, GOP senators unveil measure to cut legal immigration

President Trump on Wednesday teamed up with two conservative Republican senators to roll out new legislation aimed at dramatically curbing legal immigration to the United States, a key Trump campaign promise.

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) have been working with White House officials to revise and expand a bill released earlier this year that would halve the number of people who receive legal permanent residence over a decade.

The senators joined Trump at a White House ceremony to announce out the measure.

They say the legislation would move the United States to a “merit-based” immigration system and away from the current model, which is largely based on family ties.

  • The Butterfly
  • Dana Garcia

    Too bad nobody mentioned the evil Senator Ted Kennedy who built in family-based immigration in the 1965 law which was designed to undermine the white protestant majority who founded the nation.

    Naturally, he lied about his goals.

    • The Butterfly

      A truly evil man.

      • Minicapt

        The Lyin’ of the Senate.


  • Clink9

    When does Obama’s judge buddy in Hawaii trash this law?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This is great, but we really need a permanent immigration moratorium of all immigration and travel from Mexico and Central America.

  • Clink9

    Canada should get Trump every other year.

    Liberal heads exploding would cause a shortage of rain coats.

  • DMB

    Not only that but Trump wants to ban immigrants from receiving welfare when they enter America. Meanwhile Justin Trudeau is lifting the requirement (which really hasn’t been enforced in a while) that all immigrants to Canada have a job meaning free welfare for all. Considering Ontario, Alberta raising the minimum wage to $15 hour which will mean welfare benefits will be raised to above minimum wage pay which always occurs and that the vast majority of new arrivals do earn above minimum wage they will now have a choice if they want to work or receive welfare. Get ready for a huge spike in welfare receiptants in Canada.

  • Alain

    I know for progressives I would likely be considered a country hick, but why would any country want immigrants when the same country has a significant level of unemployment?