Skip to comments.A steady flow of talented, industrious immigrants can fuel a booming economy
Posted on 02/15/2014 2:28:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
In a global economy, investment follows talent. When we draw top talent to our shores, investment dollars follow because companies want to be near the best workers.
An infusion of capital and economic development will be a tide that lifts all boats, creating jobs and opportunity for all Americans.
But the reverse is also true. If companies can't find talent on U.S. soil, or if it becomes too costly and burdensome, they will move their operations elsewhere. It's in our own best interests to welcome the world's brightest minds and hardest workers into our economy.
Immigrants can help bridge a growing skills gap in science, technology, engineering and math - the so-called STEM fields that are vital to a modern, competitive economy.
More than half of the master's and doctoral students studying the natural sciences and engineering disciplines at U.S. colleges and universities are from foreign countries.
Meanwhile, the number of American students studying STEM disciplines is growing at less than 1 percent per year. By 2018, there will be 230,000 unfilled positions requiring advanced STEM degrees, even if every U.S. STEM grad finds a job.
Many of our fastest-growing industries require advanced skills and higher education beyond a bachelor's degree - 22 percent of new job openings through 2020 will require at least a master's degree.
Among all 25- to 34-year-olds living in the United States, 10.6 percent of those with masters, professional or doctoral degrees are foreign born, compared with 8.5 percent of native-born young people....
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We do not have a booming economy at present. This article stinks like propaganda.
ROTFL! That's some funny stuff.
Only the Wash DC metro area is booming, sadly.
And a few oil boom locations.
The problem in California right now is that Mexico pushed their underclass north to california where they are a dead drain on the economy there.
I thought the argument was to legalize the ones here then seal the border. Seems the argument has evolved. Now we need to accept a “steady flow”. My resolve just got firmer.
Pure BS and lies.
Texas is doing fine. Not as good as we probably would with a conservative in the executive mansion, but not bad, over all. There are plenty of jobs, real estate and rental prices are relatively low, etc...
Our current economy stinks so bad that the uneducated and unskilled illegal aliens are leaving. There is nothing happening now to draw talented legal immigrants in significant numbers.
“Under our broken system,”
Should read, “because we are no longer a Nation that enforces its existing laws,”
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If true, it's only because the US gave preference to the foreign born over Americans. Any American kid trying to get in medical school even 25 years ago, knows that. They can take their propaganda and stuff it.
A steady flow of talented, industrious immigrants can fuel a booming economy
NOT if givernment activity and taxes suck all the air out of the economy..
Illegal Alien Amnesty is Anti American Bigotry
Illegal Aliens, and all immigrants, contribute zero unless they bring in their own money and spend it in America. You do not create wealth from nothing
Amazed how folks have aero clue how a national economy works
UM...what IS the unemployment rate? HOW many people are on welfare, food stamps, etc. who COULD work?
So the Chamber of Crony Capitalism comes out with a BS straw-man argument.
I’m willing to bet a miniscule percentage of those foreign born with masters, professional and doctorates are illegals.
Seal the borders. The immigration issue is only broken as far as we don’t enforce existing laws. We don’t need some stinkin’ “comprehensive plan.”
“president & CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “
Yup. The same clown outfit who advocates open mass illegals immigration. I knew this crap piece was all BS propaganda.