Family Immigration Policy and Trends: How the U.S. Compares to Other Countries
- 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
- Eastern Time (US & Canada)
- By: Migration Policy Institute
This event will take place online.
- Immigration Policy
All immigrant-receiving countries grapple with the rights and requirements surrounding family reunification and how to balance them with other immigration priorities. Deciding which family members should be eligible to join their relatives in the United States, and under what conditions, has become a hot button political issue. The Trump administration has proposed restricting family-based immigration severely, prompting a wave of responses arguing that family-based immigration should remain at the heart of the U.S. immigration system. In this webinar, MPI analysts will compare U.S. policy on family migration to that of other countries, such as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Specifically, do these countries define "family" for the purpose of immigrant admissions and how does the proportion of family admissions compare to the other admission streams, especially to the admissions of the economic/labor market stream? The webinar will feature discussion of findings from a new MPI issue brief being issued that day. Please join us for an interesting and timely conversation.
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