NEW YORK (Sputnik) — Numerous lawmakers criticized the recently unveiled bill that would cut in half the number of annually issued permanent residence cards, commonly known as "green cards," by 2026.
"[US President Donald] Trump's plan to slash legal immigration is just another senseless attack on our country's values," the spokesperson said. "Trump doesn't get that immigrants are good for America — good for our economy, our families and our communities, and this plan is just a mean-spirited fallback to vitriol and division."
Republican Senator Tom Cotton, who co-sponsored the bill alongside Senator David Perdue, told MSNBC on Thursday that the legislation proposal would benefit US working class by eliminating unnecessary competition with low-skilled migrant workers.
The New York Immigration Coalition is an advocacy organization comprised of nearly 200 groups in New York State that work with immigrants and refugees.