Could a Visa Auction Fix Immigration?

Could a Visa Auction Fix Immigration?

"The plan would go like this: Companies that want to hire immigrants would bid for a number of visas made available by Congress.  They could trade or resell the permits. Immigrants could move between companies as needed.  This plan -- which would be rolled out in phases, starting with a pilot program that would auction off temporary work visas, including those for some agricultural and technical work --could simplify and streamline today’s lumbering immigration system, according to Giovanni Peri, a professor at the University of California Davis.  His proposal was released Tuesday by the Brookings Institution." - Stephanie Czekalinski, May 17, 2012.