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President Donald Trump has launched a drive to get Congress to approve a major overhaul of the nation's laws on legal immigration.

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Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue is a co-author of the legislation, along with Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton.  

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Immigrant and refugee groups are raising concerns about a proposal put forth by Sen. David Perdue of Georgia, along with Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, to reduce legal immigration. The proposal got the backing of President Trump Wednesday in a joint press conference with the senators.

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Closer Look: Immigration Raids; Refugees; And More

Feb 13, 2017
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Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Fifty refugees have resettled in Georgia since President Donald Trump's immigration ban.
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Refugee resettlement organizations in Atlanta are finding President Donald Trump's on again-off again immigration ban a challenge. 

New American Pathways is one of several organizations in Georgia that helps refugees get to the United States and rebuild their lives.

Paedia Mixon is the CEO. She said the organization keeps being told different things, which has led to canceled and rescheduled flights.

Elly Yu / WABE

Areen Lukman Hussein tries to quiet her baby, who’s not even a month old. She just fed him with a bottle, but he’s still squirming in her arms.

She’s at the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta with her family on Monday, where refugees have been gathering to hear more about President Donald Trump’s executive actions on immigration.

Another man from Syria in the room, also a refugee, chimes in about the baby.

“Maybe the baby misses his dad,” he says in Arabic through an interpreter.