50% of likely U.S. voters favor moving to a merit-based system for legal immigration that favors legal immigrants based on their skills, according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey.
Such a merit-based immigration system would be consistent with the goals of the RAISE Act, as proposed by U.S. Senators David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas. The RAISE Act would create a point system for immigrants based on factors such as English speaking ability, education levels, and jobs skills in order to rank applicants for employment-based green cards.
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