Please cosponsor H.R. 4644 to end the OPT program

The Optional Practical Training (OPT) program for foreign graduates of American universities harms all American and legal immigrant graduates, but it harms STEM graduates the most. Currently, all foreign graduates are eligible for a 12-month OPT visa to work in their fields of study after graduation. To make matters much worse, foreign STEM graduates are eligible for an additional 24-month OPT visa.

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DACA ruling should not distract you from the historic border crisis

DACA recipients are still protected, and can work in US. In the meantime, the border remains open, and a record number of migrants are entering (and too often perishing) in the hope of getting jobs. Border enforcement, not DACA protections, must be Congress’ priority.

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2 million encounters on southern border this year. Secure the border.

The Biden-Harris “root cause” migration plan has failed, as is documented in The Washington Post column “U.S. arrests along Mexico border top 2 million a year for first time” that was published this month.

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Lower immigration rates will reduce population growth and save nature.

I believe in welcoming immigrants to America, and having a humane immigration system that respects the dignity of every person. However, I’m concerned about how big our population will grow and, in turn, the fate of our nation’s wilderness areas.

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