Expand paths for legal immigration

It's time for both Democrats and Republicans to recognize the many compelling reasons for overhauling our current immigration system.

Start with the economic arguments, which are overwhelming. Our high-tech visa backlog is driving Microsoft and Facebook jobs to Dublin and Vancouver. Our rules on foreign graduates in countless fields, including engineering, mathematics, and computer science, are sending young people home who would rather stay and work here. Instead of benefiting from our beacon of freedom, we are literally educating our competition, at the expense of US innovation and exports.

Originally published in The Boston Globe on April 21, 2013.

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Topics:  Immigrants, Immigration Reform, Undocumented Immigrants, Visa Caps, Visas

Published In: Elections & Politics Updates, Immigration Updates

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