Feb 25

Degreed Immigrants Less Skilled Than Natives

Immigrants educated in their home countries, even at the college and post college levels are less skilled than Americans with similar education. A study by the Center for Immigration Studies found that “On both literacy and computer operations, foreign-educated immigrants with a college or advanced degree perform so poorly that they score at the level of natives who have only a high school diploma. On numeracy, foreign-educated immigrants with a college or advanced degree perform closer to the level of natives who have some college education, but not a bachelor’s.”

The Study notes, in light of these findings, that “Policy-makers should therefore be cautious in treating foreign degrees as evidence of ‘high-skill’ immigration.”

Read more at cis.org

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