The Merit System Under President Trump

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Emily Paige Lipka


President Donald Trump has suggested and supported a law, called the RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy) Act, to allow legal immigration status to those who meet a narrow set of qualifications and accumulate points under those criteria. What is problematic is how few people would meet the criteria wherein a third of the points require large monetary investments, Nobel laureate status, and Olympic medals. In a country predicated on eliminating a meritocracy or system of monetary power, this seems to undermine American values. 

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LIPKA, Emily Paige. The Merit System Under President Trump. AmeriQuests, [S.l.], v. 14, n. 1, p. 31-34, dec. 1969. ISSN 1553-4316. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 07 july 2020. doi: