Momentum building for removing another barrier for immigrants

This article covers our “Higher Ed Pathways to Immigration: Why it Matters” event that took place at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate on April 21, 2023. The quote below is from one of the event panelists.


“Things are shifting,” said Esther Benjamin, CEO and executive director of World Education Services, a nonprofit focused on measuring and encouraging professional credentials for  immigrants and international students. She says talented immigrants have been leaving the country because of its immigration system in droves since 2017. “In five years, 45,000 people who graduated from US institutions went to Canada,” she said. “We educated them, many of them with STEM degrees, and Canada offered Express Entry – a pathway to permanent residency. We’re losing that talent.”

Read the full article from CommonWealth Magazine here.