Sounds all fine and dandy but the reality is: even if someone has 10 PhDs but hates Americans and wants to target us for removal from the job market, it’s still harmful to America.

Merit-based immigration will fail too.

Indians fake their degrees all the time – anyone can buy a fake $500 PhD in Punjab.

And who is going to enforce all this merit-based immigration? The US gov’t which has a zero record of H-1B enforcement for 30 years?

Not going to happen.

Merit-based bullshit immigration is just a smoke-screen. Just more talk. There will be no real reform. The US gov’t wants to appear to be doing something about the invasion, but in reality, won’t do a damned thing. There are too many cheap labor lobbies and India Inc job robbers on the other side making sure they buy get what they want in DC.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-14/trump-says-he-ll-sign-merit-based-immigration-plan-very-soon