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Webinar Today! Recruiting for the Future: A Realistic Road to a Points-Tested Visa Program in the U.S.

July 27, 2020 (1 min read)

Cornell Law School, Immigration Law and Policy Program, July 27, 2020


Time: July 27, 2020, 1 p.m. EST


"Professor Stephen Yale-Loehr of Cornell Law School and his coauthor Mackenzie Eason will unveil “Recruiting for the Future: A Realistic Road to a Points-Tested Visa Program in the U.S.,” a report proposing a pilot points-based immigration program based on new research. Given that President Trump has recently signaled renewed interest in a merit-based immigration system, the report is especially timely.

Our report is now available at:

The webinar will open with a presentation by Professor Yale-Loehr and Mr. Eason, followed by a panel discussion addressing issues of policy design and political strategy, and closing with an audience Q&A.

The panel discussion will include four distinguished experts on immigration law and policy:

• Theresa Cardinal Brown, Director of Immigration and Cross-Border Policy for the Bipartisan Policy Center. Formerly served as Director of the Immigration Legislation Task Force in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy, Policy Advisor to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Director of Immigration Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
• Enrique Gonzalez, Managing Partner at Fragomen Worldwide. Formerly served as Special Counsel on Immigration to U.S. Senator Marco Rubio.
• Esther Olavarria, Consultant. Formerly served in senior positions at the Department of Homeland Security and the White House Domestic Policy Council, and as counsel to Senator Edward Kennedy on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
• Jeremy Robbins, Executive Director of New American Economy, a bipartisan coalition of more than 500 CEOs and mayors making the economic case for immigration reform. Formerly served as Policy Advisor and Special Counsel in the Office of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Attendees at the event will include congressional staff, immigration policy experts, journalists, and immigration officials."