How Does Merit Based Immigration Work? | WBEZ
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How Does Merit Based Immigration Work?

In his speech to Congress earlier this week, President Trump said the U.S. needed to switch “away from this current system of lower-skilled immigration" and adopt a “merit-based system.” 

By doing so, Trump argued the country would reap many benefits like higher worker wages.

We take a look at how merit-based systems, like the one used in Canada, actually work with Ron Hira, professor of political science at Howard University and a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute. He has testified before the Senate on how high-skilled immigrants impact the U.S. economy and job market.

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