What is the RAISE Act?

Posted on August 14, 2017

With DNA testing for immigration being a top concern for the team at Boston Paternity, our experts keep Fast Immigration DNA Resultsup with the ever-evolving immigration bills brought to the Senate. In February 2017, Republication senators Tom Cotton (AR) and David Perdue (GA) introduced the RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment) Act to the Senate and referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. A revised version of this bill was introduced to the Senate again at the beginning of August and was also referred to Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

What does the RAISE Act entail?

To summarize some of the larger points of this bill, the RAISE Act would reduce the number of legal immigrations into the US by 50% (reducing from 1 million green cards to 500,000), cap yearly refugee admissions at 50,000, and end the Diversity Visa Program. This bill would also limit the family path to spouses and minor children of US citizens. Recently supported by the Trump administration, they believe it will improve the US economy and raise wages. This bill has been denounced by Democrats and some Republicans.

Though it’s been reported Republicans in Congress do not have plans to vote on immigration reform in 2017, Boston Paternity wants to keep our customers updated with these changes and upcoming bills. We will work to state current on this topic in the next months and discuss any changes or concerns that might arise.

Fortunately, Boston Paternity is still here to offer DNA testing for immigration no matter what. Our team works to streamline this process for you by assigning a case manager to every customer that seeks our services. Our tests are 100% accurate and affordable, are handled by AABB-accredited laboratories, and we will be there to help you through every step of the way.

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