In August, President Trump promoted the RAISE Act. The Republican-sponsored Act would cut the number of green cards by 50%, adversely affect families presently in the US, and limit refugee status to 50,000 people.
The bill faced united opposition from the Democrats. It was officially doomed when seven Republican senators opposed it, making passage even by a simple majority unattainable.
Even though the Act is considered dead for 2017, I think it is worthwhile to examine some of the false claims made by its sponsors (Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia), the president, and other supporters.