My thinking is best to start slow on the new "merit" system. 1) US techies need jobs/raises too 2) don't know how the "merit" points algorithm will work -- unintended consequences, etc. Can always increase later.
My line on cutting legal immigration Point is to keep market for unskilled labor tight, give wages at bottom non-trivial boost.
How the RAISE Act has moved the goalposts
RAISE Act and the spam folder of history ...