October 21 Event: Building a Better Immigration System - How to Attract the World's Best and Brightest

October 21 Event: Building a Better Immigration System - How to Attract the World's Best and Brightest

Monday, October 21, 2019

Johnson Center, George's (Third Floor)

4:00-5:30 pm

 

There is global competition for highly skilled workers, and countries have shaped their immigration systems to attract the best and brightest.

The Trump administration has proposed changing the U.S. immigration system to a so-called 'merit-based' system in which the U.S. will evaluate individuals' skills to determine whether they will be admitted into the country. What would such a change mean for the U.S. and for international students?

How have other countries shaped their immigration systems? Our panel of experts will discuss the international search for the world's most skilled workers. Speakers include Julia Gelatt of the Migration Policy Institute, David Bier of the Cato Institute, and Justin Gest of George Mason's Schar School of Policy and Government.

All are welcomed to attend! For more information on this event and other IIR events, visit iir.gmu.edu/about/iir-events