The Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act, the RAISE Act, intends to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1957 in order to update our immigration policy. This legislation aims to eliminate the Diversity Visa program of 1990 which allocates 55,000 visas annually to natives of countries having relatively low rates of immigration to the US.
Additionally, refugee admission would be capped at 50,000 per fiscal year and the Act removes the ability of the President to unilaterally adjust upward the number of admissions.
Family sponsored admission (a process known as “chain migration”) would be curtailed by limiting sponsorships to spouses and minor children of legal US citizens or legal permanent residents.
The worldwide level of family sponsored immigration would also be reduced from 480,000 to 88,000.
The new non-immigrant visa category would be added to sponsor parents of adult US citizens to receive a renewable 5 year visa but would not extend work authorization or public benefits to recipients.
In the interest of American culture and security we must support immigration reform.
Currently S1720 has 3 sponsors, none from Pennsylvania.
A similar bill is concurrently in the house, HR 3775 and has 20 co-sponsors two of which ...