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The Trump administration's signature policy proposal to control immigration more tightly has been the most contentious issue of the early days of this presidency. In this podcast we seek to add some facts to the debate.
Former Vice President of Communications and Policy Outreach
Cindy points to the evidence, including the (very low) probability that refugees coming to the US will be involved in crime, and the economic contribution that refugees make to the countries that take them in, while Gaurav says the US should appreciate that higher education is a major US export, spurring innovation that benefits US consumers and workers.
Click below to hear what they’d like the Trump administration to focus on.
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"Schools in both Brazil and India have remained at least partially closed for much of the pandemic.
Lee Crawfurd, an education expert at the Centre for Global Development, said the results showed the importance of in-person education.
'There’s something about being in school that is really valuable, even if the average kid may not learn that much. It’s one of the most robust findings in economics - there is a 10 per cent earnings bump for every year spent in school,' he said.