New York Times
October 1, 2012
In “Visas for Scientists, With a Catch” (editorial, Sept. 27), you claim that there is a catch with the STEM Jobs Act, which I sponsored, but you are simply fishing for opposition.
According to a recent poll, three in four likely voters think that we should allow the top foreign graduates of American universities with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math — known as STEM fields — to remain in the United States. And that’s exactly what the STEM Jobs Act does.
Gallup recently reported that four out of five Americans also do not want to see higher levels of immigration. That’s why the STEM Jobs Act eliminates the fraud-ridden diversity visa program and reallocates these visas to those who could help make us more competitive in the global economy.