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Founder of LBJ School's Ray Marshall Center to Release New Book on Employment-Based Immigration

Event Details

Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Economic Policy Institute
1333 H Street NW Suite 300, East Tower
Washington, D.C. 20005

The event is free to attend but registration is required.

Dr. Ray Marshall, former U.S. Secretary of Labor and founder of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs's Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, has authored a new book titled Value-Added Immigration: Lessons for the United States From Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) will hold a book release and signing event along with a panel discussion on Oct. 31 at EPI's offices in Washington D.C.

Marshall's new book explores employment-based immigration policies across advanced liberal democracies. Immigration policy has become increasingly important for countries like Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. All four countries are “immigrant nations," increasingly dependent on migration for their economic and social welfare, but the United States has immigration policies that are almost universally regarded as dysfunctional.

In this timely study, Marshall analyzes and comparatively assesses the immigration systems of Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, which are generally regarded as having some of the world’s best-managed migration systems. Drawing upon the best of what those systems have to offer, Marshall then proposes some general principles for effective immigration reform in the United States.

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