Tag: STEM

Iranian-American Woman Breaks Glass Ceiling with Math Prize

Written by on August 21, 2014 in Employment, Integration with 0 Comments
Iranian-American Woman Breaks Glass Ceiling with Math Prize

The Fields Medal is frequently called the “Nobel Prize” of mathematics, and since it was first awarded in 1936, 16 of the 28 honorees affiliated with United States institutions were foreign-born, including two of the medals awarded last week. But before last week, a woman had never won the honor. Maryan Mirzakhani, an Iranian-born Stanford […]

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High-Skilled Immigration Boosts Native-Born Wages in Cities

Written by on May 9, 2014 in Economics, Visas with 0 Comments
High-Skilled Immigration Boosts Native-Born Wages in Cities

Despite the soaring demand there are only 85,000 H-1B visas available each year for high-skilled workers. And as a new report explains, these foreign workers who often work in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields are helping to boost the wages of native born workers without taking away jobs. In the report published by […]

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The U.S. Economy Still Needs High-Skilled Immigrant Workers

Written by on December 7, 2012 in Business, Economics, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Reform, Visas with 0 Comments
The U.S. Economy Still Needs High-Skilled Immigrant Workers

With the U.S. economy in the midst of a prolonged slump, it’s hard to believe that a labor shortage exists anywhere in the country. But that is precisely the case when it comes to the high-tech industries which depend upon highly skilled scientists and engineers. The United States has long faced a dilemma in this […]

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5 Ways DACA Renews the Conversation on Immigration Reform

5 Ways DACA Renews the Conversation on Immigration Reform

There’s no doubt that recent implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative is the biggest thing to happen in immigration law in many years. While most of the attention is currently focused on how to make it work, how to apply and how to work out the kinks, it’s important to take […]

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New Brookings Report Examines Demand for H-1B High Skilled Worker Visas

New Brookings Report Examines Demand for H-1B High Skilled Worker Visas

Who uses H-1Bs and for what types of jobs is a topic of constant debate in Congress and in communities across the country.  The Brookings Institute recently released a new report mapping H-1B workers in the U.S which addresses some of these questions and sheds new light on the topic. The H-1B program allows employers […]

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Why the Next Einstein Can’t Get a Visa

Written by on July 3, 2012 in Business, Economics, Employment, Students, Visas with 2 Comments
Why the Next Einstein Can’t Get a Visa

By Shelby Pasell Though Einstein may be a household name in the United States, he was not born here, and he would have a hard time obtaining a visa if he were alive today. In fact, inventors behind most patents in the U.S. were born outside of the country, according to a new report by […]

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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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