Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Louisiana unveiled the RAISE Act, last week which aims to cut the flow of legal immigrants to the United States in half over a decade. Most coverage of the bill has highlighted the massive cuts to family-based immigration. In contrast, I was struck by how the new points system was structured to massively cut legal immigration through the employment-based system. The standards are so high, the bill might be better called the Raise the Drawbridge Act.
As retired Marine Gen. John Kelly moving to the White House Monday as President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff, he leaves behind an opening at the top of the Department of Homeland Security.