GOP Senators Reintroduce RAISE Act, Threatening Immigrant and Refugee Families

Value Our Families issued the following response
For Immediate Release
Michelle Boykins 202-296-2300, ext. 0144
Yoli Navas 561-990-9029

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), David Perdue (R-GA), and Josh Hawley (R-MO) re-introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, a bill that threatens family-based immigration and severely limits legal immigration.

This bill defies American values, attacks families, and will harm our economy. Immigrants depend on their families for support, whether through providing childcare or working at a family-owned business. Families are fundamental to local and national communities. America’s strength is founded on the diversity of our nation, and we must continue to uphold this core value.  

According to Inhe Choi, spokesperson for Value Our Families, “Once again, Republicans are following Trump’s xenophobic, anti-immigrant agenda. The RAISE Act is a direct attack on immigrants and their families and will strip our nation of its strength and diversity. We believe that every family deserves to be treated fairly, regardless of where we come from. We urge Congress to reject the RAISE Act, and continue fighting for legislation that will protect family immigration, rather than attack it. Our values, our families, and our communities depend on these necessary protections.”