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Author Meets Critics: Désirée Lim

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library
Author Meets Critics: Désirée Lim

Immigration policies often favor high-skilled over low-skilled migrants. Wealthy Western states like the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia express their desire to attract the “best and the brightest.” In contrast, low-skilled workers often are portrayed as dangerous and undesirable, a drain on social welfare, and an economic threat to citizens. Désirée Lim’s new book with Oxford University Press, Immigration and Social Equality: The Ethics of Skill-Selective Immigration Policy, challenges the status quo. The philosophical framework developed in the book casts skill-selective immigration policies in a new light—as forms of wrongful discrimination.

An interdisciplinary panel will discuss this important new book and the issues it raises, with particular attention to its insights for immigration policy today.

 

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Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library

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