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Investing Wisely in the Future: How the U.S. Immigration System Can Better Meet U.S. Labor Market Needs

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
9:30 to 11:00 AM


Migration Policy Institute
Washington, DC


Jason FurmanAssistant to the President for Economic Policy and Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council

Harry Holzer, Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University and Former Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Labor

Demetrios G. PapademetriouPresident, Migration Policy Institute

Madeleine Sumption, MPI Senior Policy Analyst



Michael FixMPI Senior Vice President and Director of Studies

With the prospects for immigration reform greater than they have been in more than a decade and the U.S. economy slowly shrugging off the effects of the recession, the United States may be on the cusp of historic changes that make the immigration system a more effective tool for innovation, economic growth and the competitiveness of its firms—large and small. How Congress handles the employment-based visa issues will likely have critical and lasting impacts for U.S. businesses, the American worker, and the U.S. economy as a whole. 

Join us for the timely release of MPI’s new book, Immigrants in a Changing Labor Market, which brings together research from MPI’s Labor Markets Initiative — a policy-focused review of the labor-market role of immigration in the context of the economic crisis and recovery, concerns about the effect of globalization on U.S. competitiveness, competition for highly skilled migrants, and demographic and technological change. Chapter authors will highlight several innovative policy responses during their presentations, followed by comments from the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. 

For more information call +1-202-266-1929 or email events@migrationpolicy.org.

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