E.g., 12/22/2014
E.g., 12/22/2014

Examining Point Systems as a Method for Selecting Immigrants

Testimony
May 2007

Examining Point Systems as a Method for Selecting Immigrants

Testimony of MPI President Demetrios G. Papademetriou before the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law.

"Madame Chairwoman, Members of the Subcommittee: 

Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you to discuss point and point-like immigrant selection systems. I have studied and written about such systems across the advanced industrial world for nearly two decades now and, at your invitation, I am here to share with you my reflections on whether and how such point systems might be usefully incorporated into the way that the US conducts parts of its immigration business. 
 
While the observations below are my own, they rely on studies that I have undertaken by myself and with others, most notably, with Stephen Yale-Loehr, Kevin O’Neil, and, most recently, Will Somerville and Jeanne Batalova. The results of the collaboration with the last two authors were completed in February of 2007 and I would like to respectfully submit that product for the record. [...]"