09.05.17

Senator David Perdue: The RAISE Act Should Be Part Of Congress’ Immigration Solution

“Any immigration proposals considered by Congress must protect the interests of working Americans.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“President Obama acted outside of his constitutional authority when he unilaterally changed our immigration laws through executive order. It is clear President Trump and Attorney General Sessions are committed to tackling the problems with our broken immigration system. Moving forward, it is imperative that any immigration proposals considered by Congress protect the interests of working Americans, including immigrants. We cannot repeat the mistakes of the past with a comprehensive immigration bill that does not work. The RAISE Act’s changes to our legal immigration system should be part of the solution. I will continue working with Senator Cotton and my colleagues to advance this merit-based system that is pro-worker, pro-growth, and proven to work.” 

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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.