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S. 354 (115th): RAISE Act

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About the bill

Amid all the discussion and debate about whether and how to combat undocumented immigrants, some senators have proposed significantly reducing several rarely-discussed provisions of U.S. policy that encourage legal immigration. In addition to directly affecting millions of legal residents, this bill could affect the entire U.S. economy and demographic structure. This could give it a greater, albeit less quotable, impact than “Build the wall and make Mexico pay for it.”

What the bill does

Introduced by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE ...

Sponsor and status

Tom Cotton

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Arkansas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017
Length: 15 pages
Introduced
Feb 13, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 13, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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History

Feb 13, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 354 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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