Senator Marco Rubio, of Florida, said that a new law that would apply the marking system to foreigners seeking legal immigration would never be approved by the Senate, despite the support of President Trump. . (According to the Washington Examiner)
“That bill will not be approved,” CBS4 said in a Sunday interview. “I think the White House knows there will not be 60 votes in the Senate.”
Senator Marco Rubio. Photo:

Republican senators, David Perdue of Georgia, Tom Cotton of Arkansas announced the bill, called RAISE, last week, when Trump announced his support for the plan. The bill adopts a skilled immigrant system, scoring for potential immigrants based on academic strength, English proficiency, age, job offer.

Despite President Trump’s statements, the bill was difficult in the Senate, requiring 60 votes to fail. Since the Republican Party has only 52 seats, eight more votes are needed from the Democratic Party.

            President Trump supports the Raise Act. Picture: National Review

The Democrats and some Republicans have spoken out against the bill.

Rubio says the bill is similar to his Gang of Eight immigration bill, and he insists he supports a scoring system.

“The new bill has many elements like the 2013 bill,” Rubio said. “In 2013, the controversial bill, Gang of Eight, proposed by four Republicans and four Democrats, directed the legal immigration system to grading.”

However, the Florida senator objected to the bill to reduce the number of legal immigrants to the United States. He said on the Washington Examiner: “I do not want to limit legal immigration. I certainly want to change the way we conduct it, … I do not think that should be an arbitrary cap. “I do not want to restrict legal immigration. Although I really want to change the way we are doing, “said Rubio,” … I may have a point of view contrary to this bill because it places an arbitrary limit on the number of people who receive the green card. The number of immigrants must be based on market demand. ”