WSJ: Adding Immigrants = More U.S. Nobel Prize Winners?

In a blog posted in the Economics section of the Wall Street Journal detailed the contents of a report by the National Foundation for American Policy, a research group, arguing that immigrant contributions have increased since the 1960s, when restrictions on immigration were lifted and the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 was passed. From 1960-2013, Nobel Prizes were awarded to three times more immigrants to the United States than were from 1901-1959. The report also noted foreign nationals' increased enrollment in graduate-level STEM degree programs. The report also notes that between 2006 and 2012, 92 companies with venture backing that became publicly traded had at least one immigrant founder, including Google, eBay, LinkedIn and Tesla Motors.


tagged Nonimmigrant Work Visas, nobel prize, Employment Based Immigration, Immigration Reform, entrepreneur, employment-based immigration, STEM

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