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Recent waves of U.S. immigrants are more highly skilled and educated than before, study finds

Kimberly Adams and Daniel Shin Jul 10, 2019
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The Trump administration’s recent immigration proposal suggested several changes to current immigration policy. One change would shift the focus away from family-based immigration and instead focus more on attracting highly skilled immigrants.

But research from New American Economy suggests that a majority of recent immigrants to the United States are already highly educated. Kimberly Adams spoke with Andrew Lim, director of quantitative research at NAE, to discuss their findings.

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