GOP Senator Says They Want to Give Green Cards Mostly to Educated English Speakers

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said Congress is seeking to change the green card system to try to bring immigrants into our country who speak English and are educated. He said, “The RAISE Act will [reorient] our green card system towards people who can speak English, who have high degrees of educational attainment, who have a job offer that pays more in a typical job in their local economy, who will create a new business and who are outstanding in their field around the world.” What happened to, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me”?

Aren’t Republicans supposed to be the ones that are anti-elitist?