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Statement By Acting Secretary Of Homeland Security Elaine Duke On Legislation To Create A Merit-Based Immigration System

Release Date: 
August 2, 2017

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

WASHINGTON – The immigration system of the United States must encourage the admission of the best and the brightest from around the world. The RAISE Act embodies the President's vision for a merit-based immigration system that would better serve our national interest.

The men and women of the Department of Homeland Security are committed to enforcing the existing immigration laws of our nation, including our current system which admits more than 1.1 million legal immigrants per year. We look forward to an immigration structure that is better for American workers, the American economy, for American security, and better for legal immigrants and their immediate families.

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Last Published Date: August 2, 2017
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