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Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) said that any deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Act must include tougher language on immigration.

"Any solution to the DACA situation - and look, we all want a compassionate solution to that - must include a fix for our archaic, 50-year-old immigration system," Perdue said on "Fox & Friends" today.

Perdue said that's why he's co-sponsoring the Raise Act, which aims to lower legal immigration and implement a merit-based system that gives priority to those who already speak English or have certain skills or education.

"Raise is extremely popular. Over three-fourths of Americans want some kind of reform in immigration based on merit," Perdue said.

He pointed out that a merit-based system inspired by the immigration policies of Canada and Australia was first proposed by Democrats when former President Bill Clinton was in the White House.

"It should be a bipartisan solution," Perdue said. 

As for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall, Perdue said it's a national security issue, and parts of the border absolutely need a wall.

"This president said we're going to build a wall. We will build that wall," Perdue said. "But let's don't miss this historic opportunity to fix this immigration system to better our economy. That's what this is all about."

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