On merit-based immigration

Last month, Time published a Buzzfeed-style quiz asking “Find out of President Trump would let you immigrate to America.” (Here it is.) Many people quickly discovered that under the proposed merit-based system, the RAISE Act, they did not qualify to even apply. Feministing followed up with a story pointing out that the quiz, which was aimed at generating empathy and did so successfully, missed out on some key elements of the immigration process: the exhausting visa application process, the complexities of class-based discrimination, the quiz’s focus on privileged readers as its audience. These are worth thinking about–although I also applaud Time for trying to make the issue more understandable to the average reader. Read more here: http://feministing.com/2017/08/14/whats-missing-from-times-one-minute-immigration-quiz/


Comments are closed.