June 26, 2012
Presidents of colleges from across the nation joined together in penning a letter to President Obama and leaders in Congress Tuesday calling for an easier way to obtained U.S. citizenship for foreign students.
There were more than 100 signatures on the petition from university leaders around the U.S. The letter was released along with a report from the bipartisan group Partnership for a New American Economy, which describes how immigrants can help the economy.
The report is titled ‘Patent Pending: How Immigrants are Reinventing the American Economy,’ states that out of the top 10 patent-producing universities in the U.S., over 75% had at least one foreign inventor. Of all of the foreign inventors, 88 countries were represented.