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Foreign Students Add Billions of Dollars to the U.S. Economy Each Year – And That’s Just the Beginning

Written by on November 20, 2012 in Business, Economics, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Reform, Students, Visas with 2 Comments
Foreign Students Add Billions of Dollars to the U.S. Economy Each Year – And That’s Just the Beginning

Most people don’t think of foreign students as an economic resource, yet that is precisely what they are. Each year, students from other countries spend billions of dollars in the U.S. economy, pumping money not only into the colleges and universities they attend, but the surrounding businesses as well. In addition, many foreign students go […]

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Administration Takes Step to Keep Talented Foreign Students in the U.S.

Written by on May 24, 2012 in Administration, Business, Entrepreneurship, Reform, Students, USCIS with 4 Comments
Administration Takes Step to Keep Talented Foreign Students in the U.S.

BY HEATHER M. STEWART, COUNSEL AND DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION POLICY AT NAFSA: ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS Current U.S. immigration law provides few options for foreign graduates of U.S. universities with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (“STEM” degrees) who want to stay here to contribute their skills and knowledge. Not enough American students are […]

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Report Debunks Myth that High-Skilled Immigrants Steal American Jobs

Written by on November 28, 2011 in Business, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Restrictionists with 1 Comment
Report Debunks Myth that High-Skilled Immigrants Steal American Jobs

It is an article of faith among anti-immigrant activists that immigration results in fewer jobs and lower wages for native-born workers. For instance, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) recently released a report in which it claims that native-born workers with science and engineering (S&E) degrees are being driven en masse into non-S&E occupations […]

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Even Facebook Feels Brunt of Broken U.S. Immigration Policy

Written by on November 10, 2011 in Business, Economics, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Visas with 1 Comment
Even Facebook Feels Brunt of Broken U.S. Immigration Policy

You know things are bad when a company as popular as Facebook has problems finding qualified talent. In a recent interview, Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, remarked that our outdated immigration policy is a big reason Silicon Valley tech companies are fighting each other for highly skilled workers. Current immigration policy limits high-skilled worker […]

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