I generally am in full agreement with Mr. Endelman's column. I would,
however, add that for any legal system of immigration to work, other
must be closed off, i.e. there must be strict enforcement of the rules.
Even our present system of immigration could work if the laws were
As it is, I have read more than one interview with immigrants who were
followed illegally by their brothers, sisters, and assorted in-laws, who
Endelman would not include in his points system. Mr. Endelman's scheme
nothing to discourage this kind of illegal immigration. In fact, dropping
the family reunification policy without stepping up enforcement is likely
divert extended family members into illegal channels.
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