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US Rights Group Vows to Push Back Against Trump Immigration Bill

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The New York Immigration Coalition will fight against the White House proposal for legislation to curb migrant visa program, right group's spokesperson told Sputnik on Thursday.

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."

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The spokesperson explained the immigration bill would stifle labor force, impair US economy and divide families, but would not enhance national security.

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.

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