Is Senator David Perdue Anti-Immigration?

Claim: Senator David Perdue, who is currently running for re-election in Georgia for the United States Senate, has said that he wants to fix the U.S. immigration system and supports “merit-based immigration.” But his critics have said that he is anti-immigration.
Rating: This claim is MOSTLY TRUE. Perdue has co-sponsored the RAISE Act, which he introduced in Congress twice. The RAISE Act would have halved the number of green cards issued annually and would have restricted family-sponsored immigration to just spouses and minor children of American citizens. The RAISE Act would have allowed prioritized immigrants who are young, highly skilled, and proficient in English.

Are Vietnamese people protected from Trump’s immigration policies?

Claim: Many Vietnamese-Americans believe that Trump’s immigration policies will not affect Vietnamese students and their opportunities to study in the United States. They believe that Trump’s immigration policies are focused solely on keeping out students from countries that sponsor terrorism. They also assume that because Trump is a Republican, he is therefore pro-Vietnamese.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. The Trump administration has recently introduced a new rule to limit visas for international students. This rule will severely affect international students currently studying in the United States, including 30,000 students from Vietnam.

Is Trump only against illegal immigration?

Claim: Many Vietnamese Americans have claimed that Trump’s anti-immigration beliefs and policies are focused only on illegal immigration and Vietnamese people are safe from these policies.
Rating: This claim is MOSTLY FALSE. A review of his actions during his time in office has shown that the Trump administration has pursued policies to limit the number of refugees the U.S. admits and to deport immigrants back to their country of origin, including more than 7,000 Vietnamese immigrants.