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, E. P. The Merit System Under President Trump. AmeriQuests, 14(1), 31-34.