This map of the world shows rather strikingly how the US, Australia and Canada differ from other large countries in their immigration policy(although Canada and Australia have rather
different selection criteria than the US—and still have less population relative to their resource base than the US).The Rankings
United Arab Emirates 59
Hong Kong 22
Brunei Darussam 19
Saudi Arabia 17
Cote d`Ivorie 13
United States 11
Libyan Arab Jamahirya 10
Now, most of the countries on this list are authoritian states with rather little pretense of real democracy. Frankly, after looking at this list, I think Michael Moore
was correct in Fahrenheit 911
—George Bush has a horrible case of `Keeping up with the Jones` when it comes to hereditary governments like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE.
It is really too bad that Moore is so uptight and unimaginative when it comes to looking at immigration policy. Anyhow, if Kennedy/McCain/Bush passes, I`m sure the US will move up this list-and Bush will get his wish of making the US more like his examples in the Middle East.