November 17, 2012
The US’s policy of limiting the number of immigrants is traumatic for visa seekers and bad news for its economy. Indira Kanan reviews a new book that proposes a solution.
The United States welcomes immigrants. Immigrants love the United States. They start companies, lots of them, and create thousands of jobs in the US. Everybody wins. That’s the winning formula now in serious jeopardy due to a broken immigration system.
This is, partly, the argument provided for the new book, The Immigrant Exodus: Why America is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent. Its California-based author Vivek Wadhwa, a serial tech entrepreneur and researcher, is vice-president of academics and innovation at Singularity University, and also teaches at Stanford, Duke and Emory universities.