Republicans in the Senate Re-Introduce Bill That Threatens Families and Workers

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

“The worst of the worst ones are behind this anti-immigrant bill.”

For Immediate Release Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267

Washington, D.C. – Last week, GOP Senators Tom Cotton (AR), David Perdue (GA), and Josh Hawley (MO) re-introduced their anti-immigrant bill,  Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, which threatens family-based immigration and drastically cuts employment-based migration.

United We Dream Advocacy Director Sanaa Abrar, released the following statement:

“It’s pretty clear that Republicans in Congress follow Trump’s agenda of hurting immigrants with bad policies. The RAISE Act was created by the worst of the worst, Senators who are trying everything they can to drastically limit migration into this country and to break up families.

The new Congressional majority and the Democrats running for President must reject this bill and other policies that hurt families and workers.

The RAISE Act has the support of white supremacists in the White House like Stephen Miller, who is also spearheading the effort to make ICE and CBP stronger so these agencies can continue to abuse our communities. We need allies and leaders across the country to fight back with us.”

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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.