Los Angeles Times
September 26, 2012
There are few issues that Republicans and Democrats agree on involving immigration, but the need for more visas for foreign students who earn advanced science and math degrees from American universities is one of them.
Both parties recognize that it’s in our national interest to try and keep the best and brightest students in this country after they have earned a master’s or doctorate in math or science. The reason is simple: If the U.S. wants to remain competitive in a global economy, it must be able to attract and retain talent.