National Security and Competitiveness: Can Skilled Immigration Help?
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A recent Bipartisan Policy Center poll found that Americans recognize increased access to highly skilled legal immigration as a key element to growing the economy and bolstering U.S. competitiveness. But competing views—concerns over immigration and support for comprehensive immigration reform—showcase why reforming the U.S. immigration system is so challenging.
As Congress looks to bolster national competitiveness, join us for a discussion on high-skilled immigration and its role in supporting economic and technological competitiveness. The panel will explore U.S. interests in recruiting and retaining skilled workers from around the world and how these efforts would strengthen strategic innovation, national competitiveness, and the national security industrial base.
- Ben Gitis | Associate Director, Economic Policy Program, BPC
- Kai Hirabayashi | Senior Manager, Public Policy, Amazon
- Divyansh Kaushik | Associate Director, Federation of American Scientists
- Margaret Stock | Attorney, Cascadia Cross-Border Law Group
- Dane Stangler | Director of Strategic Initiatives, BPC
- Theresa Cardinal Brown | Senior Advisor for Immigration and Border Policy, BPC
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