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Merit-based Versus Family-based Immigration Explained

When President Donald Trump’s administration released an immigration policy wish list Sunday, it included a complete revamping of the U.S. immigration system. It would limit family-based green cards to spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens and create a point-based merit system to decide who is allowed to immigrate to the United States. What is the difference in these two systems? Chain migration Currently, the United States has a policy of what critics call “chain migration” and immigration advocates call “family-based immigration.” The U.S. immigration system is based on sponsorship….

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No link between immigration and increased crime, four decades of evidence finds

Science Political discussions about immigrants often include the claim that there is a relationship between immigration patterns and increased crime. However, results of a new study find no links between the two. In fact, immigration actually appears to be linked to reductions in some types of crimes, according to the findings. No link between immigration and increased crime, four decades of evidence finds

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