Immigrants, Education, and U.S. Economic Competitiveness


Oct. 26, 2011, 6pm
Brookings Mountain West


Speaker: Audrey Singer, Brookings Institution, Nonresident Senior Fellow - Centennial Scholar Initiative

In the ongoing, highly-charged debate over U.S. immigration, a key policy consideration is the economic impact of immigrants and role they play in the U.S. workforce at various skill levels. While border enforcement and illegal immigration are a focal point, longer-term U.S. global competitiveness rests on the ability of immigrants and their children to thrive economically and to contribute to the nation’s productivity. This presentation focuses on the distinctive trends in the educational attainment of immigrants living in the 100 largest metropolitan areas, including Las Vegas.

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