A zillion years ago prospective immigrants had to have a sponsor, an education (at least HS equivalent) and a trade. They were also checked
at the port of entry for contagious diseases, and if they had one weren't allowed to enter the country.
We need to go back to that... that last bit, at least. We had a hospital
on Ellis Island (or one of the harbor islands) which some were put into
until they got better. At that point, they were allowed in.
IIRC, if what that had could not be cured they did not get in at all.
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