Why Skills-Based Immigration Is the Best Option for America

Reihan Salam
Date of Publication: 
September, 2022
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A meticulous and groundbreaking book on immigration chronicles the history of upward mobility in the United States—but falls short as an argument against a more selective policy.

America’s immigration wars are at an impasse. With illegal crossings surging at the southern border and the backlog in green card petitions reaching new heights, there is a widespread sense that the U.S. immigration system is badly broken. And yet there’s no prospect of bipartisan agreement about what exactly it would mean to fix it—at least not in the near future.

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Salam, R. (2022, September). Why Skills-Based Immigration Is the Best Option for America. Foreign Policy. https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/09/18/why-skills-based-immigration-is-the...