08.03.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses The RAISE Act On Fox News

“This system is pro-worker, pro-growth, and it’s been proven to work.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke with Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends about the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, which would create a skills-based immigration system that will make America more competitive, raise wages for American workers, and better meet the needs of our economy.

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Highlights:

Top Priority For Americans: “Immigration was a seminal issue during the election last year. It’s one of the reasons President Trump got elected. He had an ear to what people in America were saying.”

No Harm To Agriculture Industry: “What we're focused on in this bill is permanent legal immigration—green cards only. What Senator Graham is talking about, in the agriculture and tourism business, is more impacted by our temporary worker visa program, the H-1B, H-2A, and H-2B visas. They do need work. But that is not in the scope of what we’re doing in the RAISE Act.”

System Proven To Work: “Almost 3/4 of Americans believe immigration should focused on the worker and the immediate family. Over 60% believe it ought to be merit-based. This system is pro-worker, pro-growth, and it’s been proven to work.”

Global Economic Leader: “If we want to continue to be the innovator and global economic leader, we’ve got to simply bring in and be the brain sake for the best and brightest in the world. That is not what our current immigration system does.”

On To Something Good: “Anytime a liberal politician starts fear-mongering you know you're on to something good. We’ve modeled this after Canada, a program they’ve proven for a decade works. It brings the right skills in. It balances the workforce, and it helps the wage disparity become more manageable.”

Growing The Economy: “President Trump and I are from the business world. People in the real world can focus on two priorities at the time. This is absolutely pro-growth, and it means that we can fulfill the President's first goal to get the economy growing again.”

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.