President Trump and Republicans in Congress have called for a change to the legal immigration system—specifically, shifting to the merit-based system used in countries such as Canada and Australia. BPC held an event featuring representatives from the Canadian and Australian government to discuss how their systems work with their immigration priorities, as well as Dan Griswold of George Mason University’s Mercatus Center to discuss how such systems might or might not work for the United States.
A recording of the event is available below.
Senior Research Fellow, The Mercatus Center
Co-Director, Program on the American Economy and Globalization
Assistant Secretary, Economic Policy Branch, Immigration & Citizenship Policy Division, Department of Home Affairs, Embassy of Australia
Minister Counsellor, Immigration, Embassy of Canada