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We Need More Highly Skilled Workers

Paul12292 Wrote: Jun 15, 2012 1:20 AM
The core of Chavez's "argument is obviously this: "[S]tudies consistently find that foreign-born workers with advanced degrees from U.S. universities in the STEM fields actually create jobs for Americans." That might be true, but it's **certainly** irrelevant, since there's already an oversupply of Americans with STEM degrees, many of them driven out of technical work by a labor market flooded with foreign-born competitors who will work cheap as a way of escaping their Third-World hellholes-of-origin.
Bernard25 Wrote: Jun 15, 2012 12:24 PM
Some point(s) to ponder, why don't you check out the percentage of students in STEM disciplines in both undergraduate and graduate programs that are foreign-born? Better yet, how about the percentage of foreign-born PROFESSORS in these fields?

Can the federal government adequately predict exactly how many mathematicians, engineers, biochemists, and inventors the United States will need twenty years in the future? I doubt many of us would answer yes. Yet, federal immigration policy does exactly that in allotting work visas for highly skilled employees.

Most of the debate over immigration has centered on low-skilled workers, especially the large population of illegal immigrants who have entered the country over the last two decades. But our legal immigration system is dysfunctional as well. The system primarily focuses on re-uniting foreign-born relatives with family members who are already here,...