Re: the waves of immigration that now plague this nation

From: Smigrodzki, Rafal (SmigrodzkiR@MSX.UPMC.EDU)
Date: Thu Oct 18 2001 - 09:35:05 MDT

Mike Lorrey wrote:

Immigration controls, properly written and administered, are significant
contributors to the trust bank which needs to build up for a free
society to function well. They should NOT discriminate blindly against
people by their religion, ethnicity, nationality, race, etc., but they
certainly SHOULD have significant merit based filters built in, as well
as controls that help assure the citizenry that those who are being
admitted are contributors and worthy of trust as a citizen.

### Full agreement here. I would imagine that the proper immigration law
would, among other measures, do the following: eliminate family-based
immigration, sell citizenship to anybody able to pay (price modified by
credits for age, health, and education verified by passing American tests -
SAT, GME, USMLE), and set the price of citizenship to maximize the income
generated after subtracting the costs of assistance to the immigrants.

Rafal Smigrodzki, MD-PhD

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