Immigration Law

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Recruiting for the Future: A Realistic Road to a Points-Tested Visa Program in the United States
Posted on 28 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stephen Yale-Loehr and Mackenzie Eason, July 2020 "For over 40 years, lawmakers and academics have been debating whether the United States should adopt a merit or skills-based approach to labor immigration and a points-based program for selecting... Read More

Expert: Will Congress Give USCIS Enough Authority to Run a 'Points' System?
Posted on 14 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Trump's push for 'merit-based' immigration may not deliver the benefits he expects - Don Lee, Los Angeles Times, Mar. 13, 2017 - "President Trump wants to reform the immigration system to favor foreigners who have special skills that... Read More

Canada's 'Points System' for Immigration: How Viable Is It?
Posted on 23 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This week, guest blogger Felicia Zeidman will examine Canada’s points assessment and explore whether it can fit into a US immigration reform proposal. One of the criticisms of the points system is that it fails to match the prospective immigrant... Read More

Tags: zeidman , Canada , mehta , points

How Would 'Merit-Based' Systems Change US Immigration?
Posted on 2 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David Iaconangelo, CSM, Mar. 2, 2017 - "Points-based systems, as the models are generally known, seek to determine how useful a prospective immigrant is for the national economy, with points assigned to factors like education, profession, and linguistic... Read More