Thursday, June 26, 2008

Add a Zero

George Will, writing in today's Washington Post, seems to have identified a no-brainer action that Congress should take immediately:

Two-thirds of doctoral candidates in science and engineering in U.S. universities are foreign-born. But only 140,000 employment-based green cards are available annually, and 1 million educated professionals are waiting -- often five or more years -- for cards. Congress could quickly add a zero to the number available, thereby boosting the U.S. economy and complicating matters for America's competitors.

....Solutions to some problems are complex; removing barriers to educated
immigrants is not.

Makes sense to me....why would we not want to most educated people in the world working in America?

You can read Will's entire essay here.

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