Our Best Imports: Keeping Immigrant Innovators Here

Wadhwa, Vivek
June 2011
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas;Summer2011, Issue 21, p16
The article looks at the contribution of immigrants to the economic success of the U.S. Based on a research on skilled immigration, it is revealed that a high percentage of companies in the U.S. were founded by immigrants and most of these immigrants are highly educated. The author also believes that for economic competitiveness, the government should cultivate human capital by raising visa limits, opening the economy for more skilled workers and encouraging foreign students to stay in the U.S.


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