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SPLC: RAISE Act Attacks American Ideals, Reflects White Nationalist Agenda

The RAISE Act represents a stealth attack on our immigration system that would begin to unravel the reforms of 52 years ago, when Congress discarded a racist quota system that discriminated against people who weren’t white and northern European.

Its provisions reflect the shameful agenda of nativists and white nationalists who fear the growing diversity of our country. We’re not surprised that this bill has gained the support of President Trump, who has welcomed allies of the white nationalist movement into his administration, issued a Muslim ban, and called Mexican immigrants rapists and killers.