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FEATURING MEGAN HORN ESSAHEB – Donald Trump last week threw his weight behind a legislative bill aimed at immigration. But it was not a bill targeting undocumented immigration, rather legal immigration and in particular family sponsorship. The bill, called the RAISE Act has made it through the House in an earlier version. This version, introduced by GOP Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue is being touted by the White House as a, “merit-based immigration system that protects our workers, our taxpayers, and our economy.”

But immigrant advocacy groups have denounced it as “restrictionist” and “anti-immigrant.”

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Megan Horn Essaheb, Assistant Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice.

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