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Indian migrants in the United States remain unique compared to the majority of U.S. immigrants. Indians in the U.S. are high-skilled, highly-educated, and have high incomes compared to the general U.S. population and other immigrant groups. Neil Ruiz will present and examine the main sources for Indian migration to the U.S., particularly those entering the U.S. via the H-1B visa programme and the foreign student F-1 visa programme. He will also present the demographic profiles of Indians in the U.S. such as income and educational attainment.
Speaker Profile: Neil G. Ruiz is the Associate Director of Global Migration and Demography at the Pew Research Center in Washington D.C. USA. He studies the international movement of people across borders, the impact of migration on sending and receiving countries, high-skilled immigration to the U.S., and comparative immigrant visa systems. Prior to joining the Center, Neil has worked as a migration expert at the Brookings Institution, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. He received his doctorate in political economy from MIT, a master’s degree in economic history from Oxford University, a bachelor’s degree in political science from University of California, Berkeley.
Discussant: Shivender Singh, Vice–president, Global Trade & Development, NASSCOM
Chair: Shamika Ravi, Senior Fellow and Director of Research, Brookings India
About Development Seminars Series @ Brookings India
The Development Seminars Series @ Brookings India is a platform for global scholars to present their work to a curated audience of senior government officials, politicians, journalists, academics and policy enthusiasts. The format of the seminars includes a senior researcher as a lead presenter and a government/industry expert to discuss the results and relevance within the Indian context. The fundamental focus of the seminar series is to draw research-based insights to shape and influence policy dialogues in India, through purposeful and pointed discussions.
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Previous Development Seminars
- The Real Effects of Unconventional Monetary Policy, By Viral Acharya
- Immigration and its Discontents
- America’s Economic Anxiety
- Using Technology to Strengthen Democracy
- The Online Education Revolution and India
- Environmental Challenges in India
- Corporate social responsibility in India: Law, implementation and evidence
- Pathways to Reducing Poverty and Sharing Prosperity in India
- Launch of paper ‘Building Smart Cities in India’
- D. Subbarao on leading the RBI through 5 turbulent years
- Disguised Corruption: Evidence from Consumer Credit in China
- Transporting India to the 2030s by Rakesh Mohan
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After the submarines, I think Europeans really needed to have some proof that something was going well [... With world leaders gathering for the United Nations General Assembly, and with the fallout over the submarine deal still ongoing] there was a need to just lift this irritant. [...] It’s definitely not enough, but it’s a good first step in acknowledging at least that your partners deserve a minimum of respect. One less irritant cannot be a bad thing.