Panel Video: The Value of Foreign Diplomas

Michelle Malkin Discusses a Report on Foreign College Degrees

By Jason Richwine, Michelle Malkin, and Bryan Griffith on March 3, 2019



Panel Press Release

Panel Transcript

Panel Summary

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

Mark Krikorian
Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies


Jason Richwine
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
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


Panel Clips

The Share of New Immigrants with at Least a Bachelor's has Increased


Occupational Skill Level of College Degree Holders


International Scores by College Graduates on PIAAC Literacy Test


Native vs  Immigrant PIAAC Test Scores


Share of Native vs  Immigrant Below Basic Literacy


Is the Cotton-Perdue Act a Step in the Right Direction?


Pro-Legal Immigration Virtue Signalers


Immigration Nostalgia Misinformation

Topics: Education