Becoming a Land of Missed Opportunities

The Roanoke Times
December 2, 2012

It hardly seems controversial to suggest that the U.S. needs to do more to retain potential job creators, rather than educating them and sending them back to their home countries to compete against us. But there has been a reluctance in Congress to pick off easier reforms rather than include them in more comprehensive laws that also address more difficult issues, like creating a path to citizenship for the millions of people living in this country without legal status.

“We can wait around forever to pass something, and while we’re waiting, other countries are rolling out the red carpet for the best and the brightest,” said John Feinblatt, the chief policy adviser to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a leader in the immigration partnership.

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