Special to HuntingtonNews.Net
President Donald J. Trump Backs RAISE Act
White House Photo

A SURGE IN UNSKILLED IMMIGRATION: For decades, low-skilled and unskilled immigration into the United States has surged, depressing wages and harming America’s most vulnerable citizens.

  • More than 50 percent of all immigrant households receive welfare benefits, compared to only 30 percent of native households in the United States that receive welfare benefits. 
    • Immigrants with a college education or higher are, on average, less likely to be welfare recipients than those without the same degree of education.
  • Since 1979, Americans with a high school diploma or less have seen their real hourly wages decline. 
    • American workers without a high school diploma have seen their real hourly wages fall by 17 percent.
  • THE RAISE ACT PUTS AMERICAN WORKERS FIRST: President Donald J. Trump supports the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act to prioritize immigrants based on the skills they bring to our Nation while safeguarding the jobs of American workers.

    A PROMISE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: The RAISE Act follows through on President Trump’s promise to the reform our immigration system to put America first.