Works in Progress: Assessing Temporary-to-Permanent Immigration Systems in Europe and North America (livestream)
Since the 1990s, a significant part of the reform debate on immigration has focused on whether the United States should change its legal immigration system to accept more high-skilled immigrants. President Trump and his congressional allies have argued that the United States should take cues from Canada and Australia and implement merit based systems that focus on admitting almost exclusively high-skilled migrants using a points-based assessment. However, the ways that workers on temporary visas can, or cannot, transition to permanent status rarely get discussed. When thinking about U.S. immigration reform, looking at other countries’ approaches to establishing temporary-to-permanent pathways may give us insight into a path forward.
Join the Bipartisan Policy Center as it releases its latest comparative report looking at five employment-based immigration systems in Europe and North America, and what we can glean from these approaches, followed by an expert panel discussion. Coffee and light snacks will be served.
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What: Works in Progress: Assessing Temporary-to-Permanent Immigration Systems in Europe and North America
When: March 26, 2020, 10:00-11:30 AM