[Skip to Navigation]
Sign In
Cancer Care Chronicles
January 2018

RAISE Act or Reduce Act?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Hematology/oncology, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA Oncol. 2018;4(1):23-24. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2017.3766

None of us is immune to the impact of federal policy changes, either personally or professionally, consciously or subconsciously. August 2, 2017, began like any other day until I learned about the proposed RAISE Act,1 a bill that, if passed, would change the US immigration process from its current state to a merit-based system. In the new proposal, points are awarded for age, education, extraordinary achievement, English language proficiency, entrepreneurial initiatives, and having a high-paying job offer. A maximum of 90 points can be awarded, linking points and merit to legal immigration to the United States.

Add or change institution