Sen. Cotton Officially Introduces Raise Act
|U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton|
Roy Beck, President and Founder of NumbersUSA responded saying, "the RAISE Act has a number -- S. 354 -- and one that we will do all possible to ensure that lives on through history as one of the great achievements of this period of our country."
The RAISE Act would:
- End the Visa Lottery
- Limit annual refugee admissions to 50,000
- End chain migration
- Reduce the worldwide level of family-sponsored immigrants from 480,000 to 88,000 by prioritizing nuclear family
- Add a nonimmigrant visa for parents of adult U.S. citizens (W-Visa)
- 5-year renewable visa
- No work authorization or ability to receive public benefits
While U.S. citizens maintain the ability to sponsor nuclear family members without numerical limitation, the worldwide level of family-sponsored immigration is reduced from 480,000 to 88,000 to account for the elimination of the extended-family categories. Finally, a new nonimmigrant visa category is created for parents of adult U.S. citizens. Under this new category, sponsored alien parents would receive a renewable 5-year visa, but must be financially independent or supported financially by the adult son or daughter, as the visa does not authorize the alien to work or receive any form of public benefit.
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