U.S. Suffering from Immigration Brain Drain: Take Your Graduate Degree and GTFO!
Immigration Brain Drain>/h2>
The world’s brightest minds are leaving the US, taking their highly technical skills and knowledge to Chile, Russia, Singapore, India, China, and other countries that want to create their own Silicon Valley. So what is causing this large-scale emigration of the world’s most talented and entrepreneurial individuals, thereby hurting our economy? Our unreasonably rigid immigration laws: immigration brain drain.
Recently, lawmakers have proposed the F-4 nonimmigrant visa to help the US remain globally competitive in science and technology. The SMART Jobs Act, which stands for “Sustaining our Most Advanced Researchers and Technology,” would allow foreigners pursuing an advanced degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM fields) to become permanent residents if they obtain employment in the US related to their field of study. A similar bill, the STAR Act, which stands for “Securing the Talent America Requires for the 21st Century,” would increase immigrant visas for foreign-born STEM students if passed.
Carson & Kyung hope all you forward-thinking legislators can get enough support to pass these bills! Let’s stop the reverse brain drain of highly educated and skilled workers our country is currently experiencing.
Have an question on immigration? Feel free to contact us to set up a consultation.
By: Peter Kyung Google+ | Twitter | LinkedIn | Avvo | Facebook
*The information provided in this post does not constitute legal advice or opinion. The information is for guidance purposes only. Individual situations vary and you should contact us for a consultation.