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#67 The US Labour Immigration Scheme – All about being attractive? EU Perceptions and Stakeholders’ Perspectives Reviewed
#67 The US Labour Immigration Scheme – All about being attractive? EU Perceptions and Stakeholders’ Perspectives Reviewed

Author(s): Katharina Eisele
Subject(s): Labor relations, Government/Political systems, Migration Studies, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: US Labour Immigration Scheme; EU Perceptions and Stakeholders’ Perspectives; qualified immigrant workers;
Summary/Abstract: Labour immigration schemes that effectively attract qualified immigrant workers are a policy priority for many governments. But what are ‘attractive’ labour immigration schemes and policies? To whom are (or should) such policies (be) attractive? In Europe, the US is often portrayed as one of the most ‘attractive’ countries of immigration – if not the most ‘attractive’. This paper aims to analyse and provide a better understanding of the elements of the US immigration system that are supposedly attractive to foreign workers, by examining key features of the current and prospective US labour immigration rules. The paper finds that ‘attractiveness’ in this policy context is a highly malleable and flexible concept: What might be ‘attractive’ to one key stakeholder might not be to another.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-94-6138-413-3
  • Page Count: 25
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English