Lawmakers Want High-Tech Foreigners to Stay in the U.S.

Top American universities attract some of the planet’s brightest minds to pursue graduate degrees in the U.S. But thousands of those best and brightest head for the exits almost immediately after they complete their academic programs.

Why? American student visas only allow foreigners to stay in the U.S. for the duration of their education program and no longer.

Two lawmakers are fed up with that rule, arguing that kicking highly skilled, entrepreneurial people out of the U.S. and back to countries such as China and India is costing jobs and hurting the American economy.

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