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News from EPI Media Advisory- The Price of Rights: An Examination of Labor Immigration Policies

On Monday, October 21 at 1:00 p.m. ET, the Economic Policy Institute will hold a forum featuring international migration expert Martin Ruhs, who will present his new book The Price of Rights. Ruhs will be joined by Lindsay Lowell, the Director of Policy Studies for the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University, to discuss the book’s examination of the tensions between human, labor, and citizenship rights and the determinants and ethics of labor immigration policies. Daniel Costa, EPI’s Director of Immigration Law and Policy Research, will moderate.

While many low-income countries and development organizations are calling for greater liberalization of labor immigration policies in high-income countries, human rights organizations and migrant rights advocates are demanding more and equal rights for migrant workers. In The Price of Rights, Ruhs analyzes how high-income countries restrict the rights of migrant workers as part of their labor immigration policies and how this affects global debates about regulating labor migration and protecting migrants

What: Discussion on Ruhs’ new book The Price of Rights

Who:  Martin Ruhs, associate professor, Oxford University
Lindsay Lowell, director of policy studies, the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University
Moderator: Daniel Costa, director of immigration law and policy research, Economic Policy Institute

Where: Economic Policy Institute (Wellstone Conference Room)
1333 H Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005

When: Monday, October 21, 2013 at 1:00-2:30 pm ET

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