US Immigration Policy

US Immigration Policy

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Crack, Immigration Policy, Precrastination

Episode: Crack, Immigration Policy, Precrastination

  • Nov 27, 2020 9:00 pm
  • 18:32 mins

Guest: Justin Gest, Professor of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Author of "Crossroads: Comparative Immigration Regimes in a World of Demographic Change” The US immigration system is unusual among developed countries. Since the 1950s, America has prioritized family connections in deciding who gets a visa. By contrast, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China and the UK all use a points system to determine who gets a visa. Immigrants get points based on things like skills, education or income level. President Trump has proposed something similar in the US. The question is just how points will be allotted to immigrants hoping for a US visa. (Originally aired Dec 5, 2019).