What Does Trump's Raise Act Support Mean For Employers?

Law360, New York (August 8, 2017, 12:24 PM EDT) -- On Aug. 2, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his strong endorsement of the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act (S.1720), a bill introduced by Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and David Perdue, R-Ga., that would slash annual overall immigration by half over 10 years. The Raise Act seeks to implement extensive reform to the U.S. immigrant visa system, including replacing the current classification-based system with a merit-based points system.

Specifically, the Raise Act would:

Replace the employment-based immigrant visa system of the past 27 years with a merit-based selection process under which prospective immigrants would earn points based on education,...

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