September 18, 2012
American universities’ reputation for excellence, advanced research and innovation attracts the best and brightest students from around the world. These foreign graduates in science, technology, engineering and math — the STEM fields — are behind many crucial innovations and new businesses that are key to U.S. economic growth. These foreign graduates could contribute greatly to our economy and create jobs for countless unemployed Americans. Unfortunately, our immigration system prohibits many of them from staying here.
They have the potential to come up with an invention that could save thousands of lives or jump-start a whole new industry. They might also start a company that could provide jobs to tens of thousands of U.S. workers and generate economic growth.