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Canada's 'Points System' for Immigration: How Viable Is It?

"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 to an employer, and there are cases of many...

How Would 'Merit-Based' Systems Change US Immigration?

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 proficiency. Family connections often help...

Expert: Will Congress Give USCIS Enough Authority to Run a 'Points' System?

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 would contribute to the U.S. economy, breaking from...