Would it not be to the advantage of the general welfare of the United States and her citizens to select immigrants for entry into the United States based upon specific attributes which will promote the general welfare of the United States? It has been suggested that assigning positive points to desirable attributes is a rational approach to creating a merit based immigration system, and likewise assigning negative points to undesirable attributes. Is this not a common sense approach in determining who is and who is not welcome in the United States?
A rational approach to immigration control
Is it common sense to allow the poverty stricken poorly educated low and unskilled populations of other countries who have no visible means of support, to flood into America without any conditions placed upon them, e.g., having a sponsor who will provide their necessities of life and that a job is waiting for them?
Is it common sense to allow those with contagious diseases such as chickenpox, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, and sexually transmitted diseases to be introduced into our nation’s population? Of course not, and thus a restriction ought to be placed upon this class of immigrant.
Is it common sense to allow immigrants with mental disorders to be introduced into our country?
How about those wishing to migrate into the United States whose cultural and moral values are in direct conflict with America’s cultural and moral values? Should we not consider the consequences of allowing this group to flood into our country and restrict their entry to preserve the general welfare of our country?
And let us not forget a group which falls into a very, very dangerous class . . . those who are tied to terrorist groups and whose mission is to bring mayhem and destruction to the United States. Is it really in America’s best interests to open our borders to this type of “immigrant”?