South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 24, 2012
Big, bold ideas have driven growth throughout our history, making America the most prosperous nation in the world. And right at the heart of this culture of innovation are America’s universities, where 53 percent of all basic research in this country takes place.
But right now, we are making a critical policy mistake that will be harmful to both America’s universities and its economy.
After foreign-born innovators in STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – finish their courses of study in the United States, our immigration system is programmed to send them back home rather than keep their talents here.