Is a ‘Merit-Based’ Immigration System a Good Idea?

President Trump’s proposal to shift towards a “merit-based” immigration system would upend an approach that has existed for half a century.Since the 1960s, the United States’ immigration system has largely based entry on family ties, giving preference to those with relatives who are citizens. But in his first address to a joint session of Congress…

via Is a ‘Merit-Based’ Immigration System a Good Idea? — The Atlantic

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