Satzewich said he has not been contacted by Leitch's campaign for his expertise or for permission. The Leitch campaign did not respond to a request for comment, but the book cover was subsequently removed from the candidate's website.
"I don't like being associated with her campaign and her proposal, because my book does not in any way, shape, or form justify her conclusions."
Satzewich also warned that something like Leitch's values test has been attempted before. From the late 1960s until 2002, immigration officials assigned points to potential newcomers based on "personal suitability," a subjective measure that was open to abuse and bias.
"And yet the immigration department could never really define what personal suitability actually meant," Satzewich said. "What she's proposing is something similar, and it's going to be a bonanza for immigration lawyers and consultants who will then appeal decisions on those grounds."