Republican senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia joined Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Wednesday to explain their bill calling for a merit-based immigration system that would cut legal immigration as much as 50 percent over the next decade.

“People out there in the real world get this,” said Perdue. “It’s pro-worker, it’s pro-growth, and it’s been proven to work, in Canada and Australia.”

“The law of supply and demand applies to the labor market, just like it does every other market,” Cotton said. “There’s just simply no doubt that people who come here who are unskilled and low-skilled,…