RAISE Act

Sen. Tom Cotton: Immigration In The National Interest

On September 18, 2017 Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) delivered the address at Hillsdale College’s Eighth Annual Constitution Day Celebration. His address “Immigration in the National Interest” is one of the most powerful analyses we have seen of why President Trump won the election and the power of economic nationalism.

Trump echoes Tom Cotton as immigration position questions mount

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

Trump has strongly signaled that he would like Congress to legalize those protected from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. But he has also been echoing Cotton's arguments against "chain migration" — the process by which one group of immigrants sponsors foreign relatives to enter the United States. Cotton has suggested pairing DACA with his RAISE Act, a proposal to limit family reunification, create a point system for employment-based immigration and cut the number of green cards issued overall.