The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a panel discussion focusing on the impact of immigration on skilled workers and the value of a foreign vs. domestic diploma. The starting point for conversation will be the recent report by independent policy analyst Jason Richwine which compared the skill levels of foreign-educated immigrants and native-born Americans.
Date: Friday, March 1, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 529 14th St NW, Washington, D.C.
Introduction and Moderator
Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies
Jason Richwine is an independent public policy analyst based in Washington D.C. and the author of the recent report, "Foreign-Educated Immigrants Are Less Skilled Than U.S. Degree Holders." In it, Richwine demonstrates that supposedly "high-skill" foreign-educated immigrants drastically under-perform native-born Americans with comparable degrees in various standardized exams.
Michelle Malkin is a nationally syndicated commentator and co-author of the 2015 book "Sold Out", which explores the effects of current immigration policies on American skilled workers. In the book, which she co-authored with CIS Fellow John Miano, she writes, "There is nothing special about the hundreds of thousands of H-1B visa holders flooding our workforce. Most are sponsored by companies that specialize in outsourcing of U.S. jobs."
Full Panel Video
Introduction by Mark Krikorian
Statement by Jason Richwine
Statement by Michelle Malkin
Question and Answer Session
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International Scores by College Graduates on PIAAC Literacy Test
Native vs Immigrant PIAAC Test Scores
Share of Native vs Immigrant Below Basic Literacy
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