WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Ainsley Earhardt, Steve Doocy, and Pete Hegseth on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends about the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act and why it should be included in any solution to fix our country’s immigration problems.
Bipartisan Solution: “I applaud President Trump for reaching out. There is going to have to be a bipartisan solution to DACA. We all want a compassionate solution, but it must also include a fix to our archaic, 50-year old immigration system. That solution should include the RAISE Act. It eliminates chain migration and for once brings us merit based immigration.”
Historic Opportunity: “This is a national security issue. Parts of that border need a wall. There’s no question about it. President Trump said we are going to build a wall and we will build that wall. Let’s not miss this historic opportunity to fix this immigration system to better our economy.”
Securing America: “We’d love to have e-verify, the wall, security for the border, and the RAISE Act. These are things that conservatives in America really want. If you look at President Trump’s election last year, you can see that today.”
Broad Support: “The RAISE Act is extremely popular. Nearly three-fourths of Americans want some sort of reform of the immigration system to focus it on the worker and the immediate family.”
Top Priority For Americans: “This is an issue the American people want solved. Almost two-thirds of Americans believe this needs to be a merit-based immigration system just like the President has outlined. Tom Cotton and I have been working on this for months. It should be a bipartisan solution because the Democrats first had the idea in the 1990s.”
Breaking Through Gridlock: “Forget about partisan politics, the American people want to break through the gridlock and get this resolved. President Trump wants results.”