U.S. Sen. David Perdue plugs immigration reform after Manhattan terror attack
The Republican Georgia senator wants 'reduce overall immigration by half'
U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Georgia, called again to reform America's immigration laws, after a man who hails from Uzbekistan drove a truck over people on a crowded Manhattan bike path.
The day after the attack killed eight people and injured about a dozen others, Perdue reminded social media followers that, with his Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act (RAISE), he aims to strike down the Diversity Immigrant Visa program, also called the "green card lottery," which he says is "plagued with fraud."
The "lottery" yields 50,000 permanent resident visas every year, in an effort to ensure America's incoming immigrant population is a veritable melting pot. Perdue and Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton's bill "would spur economic growth and raise working Americans' wages by giving priority to the best-skilled immigrants from around the world and reducing overall immigration by half."