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Old 04-26-2013, 03:41 PM
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Default Possible merit system

Ten criteria for immigrant applicants will be taken into account in the system, which has a theoretical maximum of 100 points.

Under the new system, a university degree will be worth five points, a master's degree 10 and a doctorate 15.

Each year of work experience will provide an applicant from zero to three points, depending on the employment level, for a maximum of 20 points.

Are you a programmer, computer scientist, or software developer? 10 points.

If your job is in an occupation related to your degree: 8-10 points.

A TOEFL English language proficiency score of 80 or more? Chalk up another 10.

Contractors who employ at least two people: 10 points.

Clearly, skills and experience count under the proposed system -- but so does youth. Those age 25 and under will receive eight points; 25-32 year old are awarded six points; and age 33-37 years, four.

Those age 38 or above receive no bonus.

A sibling of a US citizen earns 10 points, as does the married child, 31 or older, of a US citizen.

Community service will help. Those who can prove their "civic involvement" will be allocated five points.

A final clause gives five points to those from countries with low immigration, which rules out Mexicans, Chinese and Indians.

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Will you earn enough 'points' to win new US green card?
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:19 PM
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Looks cool...lets hope its going to be implemented soon.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:03 AM
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Default Possible merit system

Someone posted the ten criteria for possible merit system as below:

I have questions----Is the university degree ONLY counted US degree?
Is the working experience ONLY counted US working experience?


I am confused !!!!!!!!!
Thanks a lot !!



Ten criteria for immigrant applicants will be taken into account in the system, which has a theoretical maximum of 100 points.

Under the new system, a university degree will be worth five points, a master's degree 10 and a doctorate 15.

Each year of work experience will provide an applicant from zero to three points, depending on the employment level, for a maximum of 20 points.

Are you a programmer, computer scientist, or software developer? 10 points.

If your job is in an occupation related to your degree: 8-10 points.

A TOEFL English language proficiency score of 80 or more? Chalk up another 10.

Contractors who employ at least two people: 10 points.

Clearly, skills and experience count under the proposed system -- but so does youth. Those age 25 and under will receive eight points; 25-32 year old are awarded six points; and age 33-37 years, four.

Those age 38 or above receive no bonus.

A sibling of a US citizen earns 10 points, as does the married child, 31 or older, of a US citizen.

Community service will help. Those who can prove their "civic involvement" will be allocated five points.

A final clause gives five points to those from countries with low immigration, which rules out Mexicans, Chinese and Indians.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:49 AM
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honest123,

Is the university degree ONLY counted US degree?

Yes it will be a US degree. Otherwise anyone can get a sham degree from any corner of the world and try to game the system. Only US accredited universities must be allowed. If they expand to just any university in the world, we should oppose it.


Is the working experience ONLY counted US working experience?
Only working experience in US is counted. If they count non US working experience we must oppose it. Some people will game the system by presenting fake experience letters from some corner of the world. If it is a US experience at least someone can verify it.

Both questions you asked are going to be loopholes in the system if they include non-US employers and universities. We should not support any loose provisions that open the system for fraud. Maybe someone can post this to anti-immigrants website so that they can work on this and end fraud. It makes law abiding people look bad.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:07 PM
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That will solve a large chunk of the problem.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:22 AM
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Default Possible Merit System

Thanks for member WaitingnWaiting gives me reply for my 2 questions. Thanks a lot !!

I totally agree ONLY US degrees and ONLY US working experience are counted. However, I have some more questions for this merit-based system.

My question is below:1)
I know some US graduates (e.g. my friend) have Doctorate degrees cannot get a H-1B visa due to either H-1B visa quota was full or other reasons and back home. However, some of US graduates (my friend's brother) ONLY have Master degree (WITHOUT Doctorate degree) can get H-1B visa to work in US. Since this merit-based system is to attract US talents, so how can people who has Doctorate degree but have back home can get enough points in US working experience to immigrate under this merit-based system?
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Means nothing really...

This is same as the mirage in a desert and they keep showing us these mirages.

I checked the news few months and they were talking about imminent immigration reform and they are still saying the same thing. Same old arguments from conservatives and democrats.
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Recruiting, selecting, and advancing employees on the basis of their relative ability, knowledge, and skills, including open consideration of qualified applicants for initial appointment.
Providing equitable and adequate compensation.
Training employees, as needed, to assure high quality principles.
Retaining employees on the basis of the adequacy of their performance, correcting inadequate performance, and separating employees whose inadequate performance cannot be corrected.
Assuring fair treatment of applicants and employees in all aspects of personnel administration without regard to political affiliation, race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, age, or disability and with proper regard for their privacy and constitutional rights as citizens. This “fair treatment” principle includes compliance with the Federal equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination laws.
Assuring that employees are protected against coercion for partisan political purposes and are prohibited from using their official authority for purposes of interfering with or affecting the result of an election or a nomination for office.
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Ten criteria for immigrant applicants will be taken into account in the system, which has a theoretical maximum of 100 points.

Under the new system, a university degree will be worth five points, a master's degree 10 and a doctorate 15.

Each year of work experience will provide an applicant from zero to three points, depending on the employment level, for a maximum of 20 points.

Are you a programmer, computer scientist, or software developer? 10 points.

If your job is in an occupation related to your degree: 8-10 points.

A TOEFL English language proficiency score of 80 or more? Chalk up another 10.

Contractors who employ at least two people: 10 points.

Clearly, skills and experience count under the proposed system -- but so does youth. Those age 25 and under will receive eight points; 25-32 year old are awarded six points; and age 33-37 years, four.

Those age 38 or above receive no bonus.

A sibling of a US citizen earns 10 points, as does the married child, 31 or older, of a US citizen.

Community service will help. Those who can prove their "civic involvement" will be allocated five points.

A final clause gives five points to those from countries with low immigration, which rules out Mexicans, Chinese and Indians.

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Will you earn enough 'points' to win new US green card?

My question is current age taken into account or when you filed 485?
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