"I have discussed the legislation with President Trump as a concept in the fall and as early as this morning," Cotton stated. "He strongly supports the concept of moving our legal immigration system towards a merit-based system as opposed to system that we have right now that has unlimited chained migration, needless diversity lottery and uncapped refugee program."
Earlier on Tuesday, Cotton and Senator David Perdue introduced the RAISE Act, arguing the implementing the measure would promote higher wages for working Americans.
Cotton noted that he and Perdue have been in close contact with various members of Trump's staff as they worked on the details of the RAISE Act.
Moreover, Cotton expressed hope Democrats in the US Senate, who say they are concerned about workers’ wages, would back the RAISE Act in order to move forward with it later in the year.