Trump immigration plan angers California Democrats – California News

Trump immigration plan angers California Democrats – California News

From U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris to state Attorney General Xavier Becerra, California’s Democratic political leaders were quick to condemn President Donald Trump’s newly announced plan to slash legal immigration to the U.S., described as a dramatic overhaul to national immigration policy.

Two Republican U.S. senators who originally introduced the bill said it would cut overall immigration to the U.S. in half. The measure would establish a “skills-based points system” for permanent worker visas determined by education level, English-language abilities and other factors. It scales back eligibility for family-sponsored green cards, among other provisions aimed at capping legal foreign immigration.

California Republican officials were largely silent on the plan. Democrats had plenty to say:

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris: “Immigrants don’t just belong in America, immigrants have built America. I oppose the RAISE Act.”

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein:…

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