Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

natty

Skilled Immigrants Are Leaving the U.S.

7 posts in this topic

http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/feb2009/tc20090228_990934.htm?chan=rss_topStories_ssi_5

Why should we care? Because immigrants are critical to the country's long-term economic health. Despite the fact that they constitute only 12% of the U.S. population, immigrants have started 52% of Silicon Valley's technology companies and contributed to more than 25% of our global patents. They make up 24% of the U.S. science and engineering workforce holding bachelor's degrees and 47% of science and engineering workers who have PhDs. Immigrants have co-founded firms such as Google (GOOG), Intel (INTC), eBay (EBAY), and Yahoo! (YHOO).

They were highly educated, with degrees in management, technology, or science. Fifty-one percent of the Chinese held master's degrees and 41% had PhDs. Sixty-six percent of the Indians held a master's and 12.1% had PhDs. They were at very top of the educational distribution for these highly educated immigrant groups—precisely the kind of people who make the greatest contribution to the U.S. economy and to business and job growth.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's a clause in the bill that Obama signed that says that the bailed out companies can not file for a H1-b visa (temporary work permit for immigrants) any longer. They can however hire consultants on that particular visa type, as long as they are employed on another company's payroll - consulting company.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Immigration's ruining this country!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Degrees from some other countries are very easy to get, India being one of them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

These are intelligent, hard-working people that overall contribute to society arguably more than the average Joe born in the US. It doesn't matter if they got a degree that was easy to obtain - they've already proven they are capable contributors.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's a clause in the bill that Obama signed that says that the bailed out companies can not file for a H1-b visa (temporary work permit for immigrants) any longer. They can however hire consultants on that particular visa type, as long as they are employed on another company's payroll - consulting company.

I'm sure that has some effect, but overall I would think very little.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Degrees from some other countries are very easy to get, India being one of them.

I imagine its just like the US. Some schools are relatively easy irt degrees, others are harder.

If you can play football, all you have to do is drive thru a SEC campus and they will throw one in your car. Or so said Lewis Grizzard. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I would be more than happy with a battle of the Carolinas for the title (if for no other reason than it means we got by UK and KU). Please beat Florida for me.  I am sick of hearing about them.
    • Ross for me. Davis is good, but the same way Ross' previous injuries give people pause, so should Davis' competition. You can only play who's on your schedule, but Davis played against inferior talent and, for the most part, got shutdown against good schools (Wisconsin, OSU). He did dominate the other schools so I'm not saying he won't be a good pro. I just think this T.O. talk and saying he's going to beast out could be premature.  Davis last game he was shut down by Wisconsin and then, due to injury, hasn't run at the combine or his pro day. For me, that's a little risky too at #8.  I wouldn't take Ross at 8, but what we need based off of our roster is a player of Ross' abilities and strengths, IMO. I wouldn't be mad with Davis, but I prefer Ross and would not want either at #8.