A Heartland Visa to Internationalize the Midwest

Monday, March 1, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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A Heartland Visa to Revive and Internationalize the Midwest

Presented by Jonathan Burkham, associate professor, Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies

Many counties in the Midwest, including right here in Wisconsin, are experiencing slow or negative population growth and a decline in the working age population.  A "Heartland Visa" proposal envisions a place-based immigration policy to bring high-skilled immigrants to join or start businesses in demographically-challenged places as a way to revitalize local economies.  This lecture outlines those demographic challenges and sketches the outlines of a what a "Heartland Visa" might look like while inviting attendees to share their questions or concerns. 

Part of the Spring Fairhaven Lecture Series “No Passport Needed: From the U.S. to the World, Yesterday and Today”

Join via webex at https://uww.webex.com/uww/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7f5e38838dbf3b242956ff78ab008a4c

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