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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/03/2017 09:01 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/03/2017 09:01 AM
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President Trump, Senator Tom Cotton, and Senator David Perdue on the RAISE Act and Green Card Reform

Washington, DC..."Thank you very much. It's great to be here today to unveil legislation that would represent the most significant reform to our immigration system in half a century. I want to thank Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue for their tremendous work in putting together this historic and very vital proposal. As a candidate, I campaigned on creating a merit-based immigration system that protects U.S. workers and taxpayers -- and that is why we are here today. Merit-based.





The RAISE Act -- R-A-I-S-E -- the RAISE Act will reduce poverty, increase wages, and save taxpayers billions and billions of dollars. It will do this by changing the way the United States issues Green Cards to nationals from other countries. Green Cards provide permanent residency, work authorization, and fast track to citizenship.

For decades, the United States was operated and has operated a very low-skilled immigration system, issuing record numbers of Green Cards to low-wage immigrants. This policy has placed substantial pressure on American workers, taxpayers and community resources. Among those hit the hardest in recent years have been immigrants and, very importantly, minority workers competing for jobs against brand-new arrivals. And it has not been fair to our people, to our citizens, to our workers.

The RAISE Act ends chain migration, and replaces our low-skilled system with a new points-based system for receiving a Green Card. This competitive application process will favor applicants who can speak English, financially support themselves and their families, and demonstrate skills that will contribute to our economy.

The RAISE Act prevents new migrants and new immigrants from collecting welfare, and protects U.S. workers from being displaced. And that's a very big thing. They're not going to come in and just immediately go and collect welfare. That doesn’t happen under the RAISE Act. They can't do that. Crucially, the Green Card reforms in the RAISE Act will give American workers a pay raise by reducing unskilled immigration.

This legislation will not only restore our competitive edge in the 21st century, but it will restore the sacred bonds of trust between America and its citizens. This legislation demonstrates our compassion for struggling American families who deserve an immigration system that puts their needs first and that puts America first.

Finally, the reforms in the RAISE Act will help ensure that newcomers to our wonderful country will be assimilated, will succeed, and will achieve the American Dream.

I'd like now to invite Senator Cotton and Senator Perdue to say a few words. Thank you. Thank you very much.

SENATOR COTTON: Thank you, Mr. President. I'm very excited to be here with Senator Perdue and President Trump to be introducing the new version of the RAISE Act.

Our legal immigration system should accomplish two main goals: One, it should help American workers get a decent pay raise and have a higher standard of living. And, two, it should help promote economic growth to make America more competitive in the world.

Our current system simply doesn’t do that. It's over a half-century old. It is an obsolete disaster. And it's time for it to change.

So, first, we bring over a million immigrants into this country a year. That's like adding the population of Montana every single year; adding the population of Arkansas every three years. The vast majority of those workers -- or those immigrants come here not because of their English-language abilities or their job skills, or their job offer, or their educational attainment. In fact, only 1 in 15 -- only 1 in 15 out of a million new immigrants come here because of their job skills and their ability to succeed in this economy.

That means it puts great downward pressure on people who work with their hands and work on their feet. Now, for some people, they may think that that's a symbol of America's virtue and generosity. I think it's a symbol that we're not committed to working-class Americans. And we need to change that.

Second, we also lose out on the very best talent coming to our country -- the most ultra, high-skilled immigrants who can come here and bring their entrepreneurial spirit and their innovative capabilities, and make a higher wage, create new jobs for other Americans and new immigrants, speak English, and contribute to our economy, and stand on their own two feet, and pay taxes, and not receive welfare, and not drive down wages for working-class Americans.

The RAISE Act will change all of that by re-orienting our Green Card system towards people who can speak English, who have high degrees of educational attainment, who have a job offer that pays more, and a typical job in their local economy, who are going to create a new business, and who are outstanding in their field around the world.

And I'm excited, and I look forward to working with Senator Perdue and President Trump to pass this legislation through the Congress and make this kind of very fundamental, sweeping change for the first time in over 50 years to our immigration system.

Thank you.

SENATOR PERDUE: Thank you, Tom. Thank you, Mr. President. Good afternoon, everyone.

First of all, Mr. President, I want to thank you for your leadership on this immigration topic. I think this is extremely critical for our country. You talked about it often on the campaign trail. You said job one was growing the economy. That is part of why I believe you’re standing here and why I’m standing here. You’ve also said that -- as a Fortune 500 CEO -- I’m the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress, and I’ve lived around the world much of my career. And I can tell you, nothing that we’re going to do right now is more important than this in terms of growing our economy.

The reason we need to do this is very simple: Our current system does not work. It keeps America from being competitive, and it does not meet the needs of our economy today. Today, as Tom said, we bring in 1.1 million legal immigrants a year. Over 50 percent of our households of legal immigrants today participate in our social welfare system. Right now, only one 1 out of 15 immigrants who come into our country come in with skills that are employable. We've got to change that. As business guys, Mr. President, you and I understand we need we need a new approach: We need to fix this immigration system.

So we took a look at best practices. We looked at countries like Canada, Australia, and others. What we're introducing today is modeled on the current Canadian and Australian systems. It's pro-worker, it's pro-growth, and it's been proven to work. Both have been extremely successful in attracting highly skilled workers to those countries.

We can all agree the goals of our nation's immigration system should be to protect the interests of working Americans, including immigrants, and to welcome talented individuals who come here legally and want to work and make a better life for themselves. Our current system makes it virtually impossible for them to do that.

If we're going to continue as the innovator in the world and the leader economically, it's imperative that our immigration system focus on highly skilled, permanent workers who can add value to our economy and ultimately achieve their own version of the American Dream.

What we're talking about today is very simple: It's measured, it's a rational approach to immigration that will allow us to finally fix once and for all this broken system in a strategic way that will reposition America as a global leader economically.

Mr. President, I am proud to stand here with you and Tom Cotton. I look forward to passing this in U.S. Congress and making this a law of the land, and letting it be a sweeping change for America. Thank you.

THE PRESIDENT: I just want to state that, as you probably have noticed, the stock market hit an all-time record high today -- over 22,000. We've picked up, substantially now, more than $4 trillion in net worth in terms of our country, our stocks, our companies. We have a growth rate -- a GDP -- which has been much higher than, as you know, anybody anticipated, except maybe us. But it's going to go up. It's going to go higher, too. We're doing a job.

And you're going to see jobs are pouring back into the country. The factories and plants are coming back into the country. We're going to start making product in America again. And that's happening all over. As I mentioned yesterday, Foxconn is going to spend $10 billion in Wisconsin and other places. And I think the $10 billion is going to end up being $30 billion. They make the iPhones for Apple and others, and it is a truly incredible company.

So we have a lot of things happening that are really great. But again, today the stock market hit the highest level that it has ever been, and our country is doing very well.

I just want to thank you all. Tom and David are going to be outside. They're going to speak to you at length about what we're going to do with respect to this aspect of immigration. I think it's going to be very, very important -- the biggest in 50 years -- biggest change in 50 years.

Thank you all very much."


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An embarrassment POTUS
Posted on: 2017-08-03 09:13:59   By: Anonymous
 

The old adage "one finger pointing out, three fingers pointing back" describes Trump to a "T"...

He calls Hillary 'crooked,' but look at HIM!
He says Ted Cruz is a 'liar,' but look at HIM!

The "fake news' Trump keeps complaining about is actually true: it is the lies he gives to the press that they report... So, it IS fake news, in the most literal sense.

I don't know what to believe. Trump says for police to get rough with suspects, then says he was just joking.

I am so glad he is going to resign 2 weeks from tomorrow.


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    Re: An embarrassment POTUS
    Posted on: 2017-08-03 09:37:07   By: Anonymous
     
    Yeah pal when is the earth going to stop , HAHAHA get a life !!

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      Nice tie.
      Posted on: 2017-08-03 11:36:16   By: Anonymous
       
      nice ties guys.

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    Re: THE Beloved POTUS Trump
    Posted on: 2017-08-03 11:52:03   By: Anonymous
     
    This is a great deal, finally after decades the USA has a common sense legal immigration law.

    We should adopt a law similar to this regarding flatlanders moving to the foothills. Those people wishing to move here must have a local sponsor to support that the newbie is not a flaming liberal out to destroy our way of life.
    If that flatlander has those infamous liberal tendencies, then the local sponsor must enact a re-education program to teach them patriotic principles and how to carry their own firewood.

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      Re: THE Beloved POTUS Trump
      Posted on: 2017-08-03 15:43:17   By: Anonymous
       
      Too late for this law. Trump's grandfather would not have been allowed to emigrate to the US if this had been law in his day (spoke no English; had no skills). Had he been kept out, then this whole corrupt clan of modern Trumps would be living in some other country and we would not be the laughingstock of the world for having elected the most stupid and corrupt President in our history.



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        Re: THE Beloved POTUS Trump
        Posted on: 2017-08-03 15:45:51   By: Anonymous
         
        Exactly

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          Re: THE Beloved POTUS Trump
          Posted on: 2017-08-03 19:19:08   By: Anonymous
           
          President Trump, Making America Great One Governor at Time.

          Starting Tonight, GOP Will Have Full Control of 26 States
          Posted by ATR on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017, 10:15 AM


          West Virginia governor’s switch from D to R means GOP will have full control of legislative and executive branch in 26 states; Dems have full control in just 6 states

          Tonight West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (D) will announce his intention to join the Republican Party, and the GOP have full control of the legislative and executive branch in 26 states.

          Democrats now only have full control of the legislative and executive branch in six states.
          Population of GOP-controlled states: 164,139,104

          Population of Dem-controlled states: 50,190,213


          Read more: http://www.atr.org/map#ixzz4okUWtHf5
          Follow us: @taxreformer on Twitter


          Making America Great Again!
          Thank you President Trump.


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What turmoil next???
Posted on: 2017-08-03 09:14:31   By: Anonymous
 
When we see pictures of Obama it reminds us of what a calm, steady handed, sensible administration can be. We have not had that for 6 months.

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    Typical response
    Posted on: 2017-08-03 09:48:44   By: Anonymous
     
    5 responses so far, and not one is on topic. I swear this paper has the most ignorant readers on the planet. The Raise Act is a big deal. Canada has had merit based immigration since 1967, UK , Australia and many others have it also.

    This is big reform and all you morons can do is make jokes and insults. Grow up!

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      Re: Typical response
      Posted on: 2017-08-03 10:03:28   By: Anonymous
       
      Douche bag /\

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      Re: Typical response
      Posted on: 2017-08-03 10:06:57   By: Anonymous
       
      A Liberal found a magic genie's lamp and rubbed it. The genie said, "I will grant you one wish." He said, "I wish I were smarter". So the genie made him a Republican



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        Marks For Con Job
        Posted on: 2017-08-03 10:32:33   By: Anonymous
         
        So the oligarchs wanted to gain power.
        They needed voters for their Republican party
        So they devised a way to create many marks for the con.
        These marks are called Republicans.
        Don the con is their leader.

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          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
          Posted on: 2017-08-03 11:35:20   By: Anonymous
           


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        Re: Typical response
        Posted on: 2017-08-03 15:46:54   By: Anonymous
         
        Moron

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      Re: Typical response
      Posted on: 2017-08-03 11:38:13   By: Anonymous
       
      "5 responses so far, and not one is on topic"
      So true. It's just easier for morons to spout anti American talking points. I don't understand why people who want to live in a third world country don't just move so they could have their utopia.

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    Re: What turmoil next???
    Posted on: 2017-08-03 15:24:50   By: Anonymous
     
    Thank God we are rid of Cool Hand nothing got done Luke (Osama)

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      Re: What turmoil next???
      Posted on: 2017-08-04 08:39:59   By: Anonymous
       
      Obama got a huge amount done. I know because you guys spent 8 years complaining about it. If he'd really gotten nothing done, you'd have had no stimulus package, no auto bailout, no Obamacare, no climate accord to rant about endlessly.

      Now Trump is the guy who has gotten nothing done. No major legislation in 6 months and nothing looking to pass anytime soon. To be fair, Trump has set new records for lying, corruption, stupidity and divisiveness. So we'll give you that.

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    Posted on: 2017-08-03 17:27:24   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-08-03 12:14:15   By: Anonymous
 
Big Ups to all the Trump supporters! You idiots make idiots look good!

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    Trump supporter
    Posted on: 2017-08-03 13:13:38   By: Anonymous
     
    I am a Trump supporter. I started with very little, built a successful company, have a great family, make a large income, pay taxes and support charities, How exactly am I an idiot?

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      Re: Trump supporter
      Posted on: 2017-08-03 13:35:14   By: Anonymous
       
      Simple
      Supporting Trump

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        Re: Trump supporter
        Posted on: 2017-08-03 14:06:03   By: Anonymous
         
        Again another Loser Hillary supporter , get over it !!

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        Re: Trump supporter
        Posted on: 2017-08-03 14:06:49   By: Anonymous
         
        Thank you so much for enlightening me! I will now move forward with my life embracing the everlasting effect of your sage wisdom.

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        Re: Trump supporter
        Posted on: 2017-08-03 15:48:25   By: Anonymous
         
        Exactly

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      Re: Trump supporter
      Posted on: 2017-08-03 14:31:43   By: Anonymous
       
      What do you get when you cross a pilgrim with a democrat? A god-fearing tax collector who gives thanks for what other people have



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        Re: Trump supporter
        Posted on: 2017-08-03 15:44:29   By: Anonymous
         
        All kidding aside. Trump is a total disaster of a president. I think he is mentally ill. He never tells the truth, ever. Damage to our great country.

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          Re: Trump supporter
          Posted on: 2017-08-03 15:47:05   By: Anonymous
           
          Obama was a great president. This demented old fool is a joke.

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            Re: Trump supporter
            Posted on: 2017-08-03 15:51:32   By: Anonymous
             
            If only it were a joke!

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          Re: Trump supporter
          Posted on: 2017-08-03 19:12:44   By: Anonymous
           
          Yeh,....at least you could tell when Obama was lying.......His Lips Were Moving!

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      Re: Trump supporter
      Posted on: 2017-08-03 15:50:47   By: Anonymous
       
      Making money, having children and paying taxes are all things that an idiot can do. And an idiot can vote for Trump and continue to support Trump even as all the revelations of his corruption and incompetence are reported.

      BTW, I'm not saying you are an idiot in the sense of the clinical definition. I'm sure you're not that mentally defective. I'm using "idiot" in its more usual meaning of a really stupid person. That you were and apparently still are.

      Or you are hugely gullible and think the scandals are all FAKE NEWS because Trump and FOX told you that's what they are. But to be that gullible you'd pretty much have to be an idiot, so I think you're stuck with the label.

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        Re: Trump supporter
        Posted on: 2017-08-03 17:22:04   By: Anonymous
         
        Thank you Trump..

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          Re: Trump supporter
          Posted on: 2017-08-03 17:56:13   By: Anonymous
           
          Amen !

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          Re: Making America GREAT Again!
          Posted on: 2017-08-03 19:17:27   By: Anonymous
           
          President Trump, Making America Great One Governor at Time.

          Starting Tonight, GOP Will Have Full Control of 26 States
          Posted by ATR on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017, 10:15 AM


          West Virginia governor’s switch from D to R means GOP will have full control of legislative and executive branch in 26 states; Dems have full control in just 6 states

          Tonight West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (D) will announce his intention to join the Republican Party, and the GOP have full control of the legislative and executive branch in 26 states.

          Democrats now only have full control of the legislative and executive branch in six states.
          Population of GOP-controlled states: 164,139,104

          Population of Dem-controlled states: 50,190,213


          Read more: http://www.atr.org/map#ixzz4okUWtHf5
          Follow us: @taxreformer on Twitter


          Making America Great Again!

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        Re: Trump supporter
        Posted on: 2017-08-03 19:39:04   By: Anonymous
         
        Where is the proof that Trump has done anything illegal?

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          Re: Trump supporter
          Posted on: 2017-08-03 19:46:28   By: Anonymous
           
          Only in Nancy Pelosi's mind, but she can't remember anything anymore.

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            Re: Trump supporter
            Posted on: 2017-08-04 06:43:23   By: Anonymous
             
            Trump is at 33% approval rating. The lowest ever. He is the worst President of all time . No credibility, just plan ignorant..

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              Re: Trump supporter
              Posted on: 2017-08-04 10:13:04   By: Anonymous
               
              "just plan ignorant".....

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          Re: Trump supporter
          Posted on: 2017-08-04 08:47:17   By: Anonymous
           
          We won't have the details until Mueller finishes his investigations, but there is strong public evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians during the election, that he has laundered money for the Russian mob including Putin and his inner circle, that he defrauded students in Trump University, that he was mobbed up in his casino dealings, and that he used his charitable foundation for personal gain. This is only a partial list.

          It's not a crime, but it is also very clear that Trump has lied repeatedly and brazenly to the American people in his capacity as President. There are nearly daily revelations of these lies. You should pay attention.

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            Re: Trump supporter
            Posted on: 2017-08-04 10:11:13   By: Anonymous
             
            blah, blah blah....where is the proof?

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              Re: Trump supporter
              Posted on: 2017-08-04 11:36:28   By: Anonymous
               
              Some people would deny any proof as "fake news".

              [Reply ]

                Re: Trump supporter
                Posted on: 2017-08-04 12:56:16   By: Anonymous
                 
                especially when it is fake news

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          Re: Trump supporter
          Posted on: 2017-08-04 11:39:22   By: Anonymous
           
          Trump may have provided proof of obstruction of justice by admitting publicly that he fired Comey because he would not stop investigating Russian hacking, influence and connections to the Trump administration.

          Obstruction of justice is a crime.

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            Re: Trump supporter
            Posted on: 2017-08-04 13:01:46   By: Anonymous
             
            Key words "may have". Eight months and still no proof, just more
            b.s. from those that don't want to see America great again...nothing new from the left.

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              Re: Trump supporter
              Posted on: 2017-08-04 15:32:31   By: Anonymous
               
              OK. Trump did provide proof in his televised admission of obstruction. You saw it. I saw it. The House impeachment committee can see it.

              Your guy is a crook. Crooked, lying Donald. Lock him up!

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            Re: Trump supporter
            Posted on: 2017-08-04 15:47:54   By: Anonymous
             
            When there is incontrovertible proof that a crime was committed, then I'm sure the man will be "hung from a tree/dragged through the streets", until then he is "innocent until proven guilty", or is that not a belief of the left/fake media outlets?
            Many great men such as Edison, Newton, Henry Ford, Aristotle, Einstein were hated by one faction or another but still made great contributions to society. How about we not shoot first and ask questions later?


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