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Support for High Skilled Immigration

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 03 February 5 2019

February 2019

According to a survey report by the Pew Research Center, the majority of US public supports high-skilled immigration, almost 80% of US adults look favourably on immigration of skilled people, a percentage that roughly matches or is exceeded by Sweden, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and Australia. Even among the people who want to restrict immigration, there is still strong support for immigration of high skilled people. Underlining of the argument of British universities against (then home secretary) Theresa May, who applied rigorous migration restrictions also to students. The report also shows, that the proportion of highly skilled among immigrants is highest in Canada (65%), Australia (63%) and the UK (49%), but much lower in Italy (14%), Greece and Germany (both 22%).

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