S.1720 - RAISE Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR] (Introduced 08/02/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 08/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1720 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (08/02/2017)
Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act or the RAISE Act
This bill eliminates the diversity visa program, replaces the current employment visa system with a skills-based point system, eliminates certain family-based immigration preferences, and establishes a 50,000 annual limit for refugees given permanent resident status.
An alien may not be naturalized if his or her sponsor has not repaid the federal government for any means-tested public benefits received by the alien during the five-year period beginning on the date the alien was lawfully admitted for permanent residence.