The Race for Skilled Foreign Talent and Its Impact on U.S. Immigration Policy and the World

March 29, 2016

Immigration is a prominent topic this election season, and April 1 is the first day the U.S. government accepts applications for the sought-after H-1B visa for highly-skilled foreigners. That same day, join the GW Center for Law, Economics & Finance to better understand what this “race for skilled foreign talent” means for U.S. immigration policy and the world.

Note: This event is presented by the GW Center for Law, Economics & Finance. It is co-sponsored by the Washington Center.  


Neil Ruiz, Executive Director, Center for Law, Economics & Finance, George Washington University Law School

Miryam Hazan, Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank

Alma Alfaro, Director, Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


Media interested in attending should contact Kara Tershel at 202.994.0616 or [email protected] or Caitlin Christian at 202.994.6284 or [email protected].


GW Law, long recognized as one of the top law schools in the country, pursues a distinctive research and learning mission that engages the leading law and policy questions of our time and provides students with an education that will position them to help change the world. Accredited by the American Bar Association and a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools, GW Law was founded in 1865 and was the first law school in the District of Columbia.

GW Law’s Center for Law, Economics & Finance brings together diverse perspectives from the academic community, Main Street, Wall Street, and Washington to address important issues affecting the economy and financial markets.

Media Contact

Kara Tershel
[email protected]



Friday, April 1, 2016
2:30-4 pm



GW School of Business
Duques Hall 652
2201 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052