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American Agenda (Immigration: Trained Workers) #125320

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 16, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Vancouver: John McKenzie) Debate over whether America needs new immigrants and, if so, what kind, examined; details given of efforts by companies and universities to get immigrants to fill their technical jobs. [Du Pont research manager Bob MATHESON - says company needs trained people.] [Duke University medical center international adviser Catheryn COTTEN - says we need the best person.] [Business and Immigration Coalition Harris MILLER - comments on importance of these immigrants.] Argument that quota of skilled immigrants needs to be increased presented. [American Enterprise Institution Ben WATTENBERG - says there is worldwide bidding war for the best and the brightest.] Canada's immigration policy, which identifies which skills are needed, detailed; scenes shown from the workplace. [Canada employment and immigration commission John WATSON - comments.] [Romanian engineer Martha SALKUDDIAN - says move to Canada was good for both her and Canada.] [Developer Guido PELLA - says Canada is more open-minded than United States about encouraging immigrants.] [Sociologist Robert BACH, MILLER - talk about immigrants and filling the gaps.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John
Duration:
00:04:30

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