Does Slashing Legal Immigration Help The USA?

Opinion | Raoul Lowery-Contreras
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an announcement on immigration reform accompanied by Senator Tom Cotton and Senator David Perdue, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, U.S.

Will any bill make it through Congress? It depends on what deal President Trump is willing to make.

Lindsey Graham Comes Out Against Trump Immigration Bill

Politics | Will Racke
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) gets off the Senate subway on his way to an amendment vote on the GOP heath care legislation on Capitol Hill, July 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Senate Republicans are working to pass a stripped-down, or 'Skinny Repeal,' version of Obamacare reform that might include repealing individual and employer mandates and tax on medical devices. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Two separate issues

GOP Bill Would Make Major Changes To Immigration System

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an announcement on immigration reform accompanied by Senator Tom Cotton and Senator David Perdue, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, U.S.

‘Our legislation will set things right’

Trump Backs Senate Bill That Severely Reduces Legal Immigration

Politics | Alex Pfeiffer
Green card ... this way (Shutterstock)

Would also limit refugee entry

White House To Announce Bill To Overhaul Legal Immigration System

Politics | Will Racke
President Donald Trump hosts a working lunch with members of Congress, including Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) (R), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) (2nd, R) and (L-R) White House Director of Legislative Affairs Mark Short, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) at the White House June 13, 2017, in Washington, DC. Trump and lawmakers discussed administration plans to reform the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. (Photo by Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images)

‘We want a merit-based system’

Trump Announces He Is Working With GOP Senators To Curb Immigration

Politics | Alex Pfeiffer
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a press conference accompanied by Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri (not pictured) in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 25, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

‘One that protects our workers’

Trump Certifies Iranian Compliance With Nuclear Agreement

National Security | Will Racke
Mohammad J. Zarif, Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, walks past UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres at U.N. Headquarters. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Says Tehran is violating ‘spirit’ of deal

GOP Sen: 30 Dems Met With Russian Ambassador On Iran Deal

Politics | Kerry Picket

‘Members of this body are slandering former colleagues for having and taking the same opportunities’

Ted Cruz Tries To Wreck Liz Warren's Legacy With One Sentence

Politics | Thomas Phippen
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) questions Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf (not pictured) during his testimony before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the firm's sales practices on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

It takes just a few words

GOP Senators To Introduce Bill To Reduce Legal Immigration

Politics | Alex Pfeiffer
Sen. Tom Cotton listens to testimony during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on February 2, 2016 (Getty Images)

‘We have a legal immigration system that is not working for American workers’

Senators Urge Army To Authorize Use Of Polymer Magazines For Rifles

National Security | Russ Read
A U.S. Marine with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit's maritime raid force fires an M4 carbine at a range in Jordan June 9, 2013, during Eager Lion 2013. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone/Released)

The Marines have already OK’d them

Attorney General Has An Interesting Plan For Helping Trump: Sue The Government

Politics | Christopher Bedford
President Donald Trump flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and General James Mattis. Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images.

‘The government needs to move quickly’

Senate Foreign Relations Member: 'Investigate Patrick Kennedy And Everyone Involved In This Scandal'

Politics | Christian Datoc
Patrick Kennedy, Undersecretary of State for Management testifies during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on September 18, 2013 (Getty Images)

‘… or be complicit in a cover-up’

Report: Deficit Will Be Much Higher Than Initially Projected For 2016

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke
Capitol Dome Shutterstock/Copyright: gary718

‘Reading these CBO economic outlook reports remind me of the movie ‘Groundhog Day.”

Criminal Justice Reform Efforts Move Forward At State Level

US | Eric Lieberman
Judge about to bang gavel on sounding block in the court room. [Shutterstock - wavebreakmedia]

State vs. Federal battle

Senators To DOJ: Stop Investigating Global Warming Skeptics

Energy | Michael Bastasch
U.S. Attorney General Lynch looks toward U.S. President Obama during a meeting with other top law enforcement officials to discuss what executive actions he can take to curb gun violence, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington

‘Immediately cease’

One Of These People Could Be Trump's Running Mate

Elections | Alex Pappas

‘A military general, primary opponent or governor’

GOP Senator Accused Of Bigotry Reiterates Opposition To Obama Judicial Nominee

Politics | Evan Gahr
Jessica McGowan/GETTY IMAGES

Rare rebuff to racial McCarthyism

Libs Race Bait GOP Senator For Thwarting Latino Judge's Nomination

Washington Gadfly | Evan Gahr
Jessica McGowan/GETTY IMAGES

Because opposing judicial activism is a sure sign of prejudice