Pointless: On the Failure to Adopt an Immigration Points System in the United States
- Gary P. FreemanAffiliated withUniversity of Texas Email author
- , David L. LealAffiliated withUniversity of Texas
- , Jake OnyettAffiliated withUniversity of Texas
When bipartisan efforts to adopt comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) legislation collapsed in the U.S. Congress in June 2007, proposals for a merit-based “points system” to select prospective immigrants died with it. We explain why comprehensive reform did not pass and show that points system proposals did not enhance prospects for reform.
- Pointless: On the Failure to Adopt an Immigration Points System in the United States
- Book Title
- Wanted and Welcome?
- Book Subtitle
- Policies for Highly Skilled Immigrants in Comparative Perspective
- Book Part
- Part II
- pp 123-143
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- Series Title
- Immigrants and Minorities, Politics and Policy
- Springer New York
- Copyright Holder
- Springer Science+Business Media New York
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