WASHINGTON, DC – FWD.us President Todd Schulte issued the following statement today on the introduction of the RAISE Act:
“This bill slashes overall legal immigration by 50% – the biggest reductions in a century – which would severely harm the economy and actually depress wages for Americans.
In the past, President Trump has always been correct when he repeatedly said he does NOT want to cut legal immigration. Not only do immigrants help grow the economy overall, but immigrants drive up wages for the overwhelming majority of Americans, and significantly so in areas and industries with more immigrants, where wage growth has outpaced the country overall.
We call on Congress to fix those parts of our broken immigration system that clearly need reform – but we should create a modern legal visa system for the 21st century, not enact the largest cuts to legal immigration in modern history.”