As the US Administration presses for the most extensive revision to immigration law since 1965, with the largest cuts to legal immigration since 1924 in the proposed “Securing America’s Future Act,” a new Center for Global Development (CGD) analysis quantifies for the first time how the proposed cuts would affect the ethnic, religious, and educational composition of immigration flows.
- Hispanic and black immigrants would be roughly twice as likely to be barred by the immigration cuts as white immigrants;
- the cuts would bar the majority of Muslim and Catholic immigrants; and
- the cuts would substantially reduce the number of university-graduate immigrants, and would reduce average years of education among immigrants overall.
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