NPR State Impact
July 18, 2012
The presidents of more than 100 U.S. research universities signed a letter to President Obama and Congressional leaders urging them to make it easier for international students to get jobs in the country after they graduate.
The letter argues that highly skilled workers in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — are in high demand in the U.S. work force and necessary for global economic competitiveness.
The university presidents call on Congress to provide students who graduate from American universities with advanced STEM degrees with a “clear path to a green card.”