Trump’s immigration plan has ‘unstoppable momentum’


White House senior policy advisor Stephen Miller said Wednesday that the more familiar the public gets with Trump’s skills-based immigration plan, the more unstoppable it will be.

“The more that we, as a country, have a national conversation about what kind of immigration system we want and to whom we want to give green cards to, the more unstoppable the momentum for something like this becomes,” Miller told reporters at the White House Wednesday. “Public support is so immense on this.”

Miller said that, following Trump’s unveiling of the RAISE Act Wednesday, he expects polling numbers on its popularity in battleground states to be on the steady uptick as the public becomes more aware of the legislation’s contents.

So far, Democrats, along with some Republicans, have voiced opposition to the bill, which would implement a merit-based point system for foreigners who apply for legal permanent status, or green cards, through their employer.

“You’re going to see [a] massive public push for this kind of legislation because immigration affects every aspect of our lives, affects our schools, our hospitals, our working conditions, our labor market,” Miller said.

Republican Sens. David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas unveiled the addition of green card reforms to the merit-based Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act, known as RAISE.

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