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.
That is pretty funny and it demonstrates the kind of math skills to be found in the WH and from other 0bama sycophants. In the equation the group being measured is ...
...those with masters, professional or doctoral degrees...
It is stated that 10.6% of that group are foreign born and 8.5% are native-born. Who comprises the other 80.9% of the group? Time travelers from the future who have not been born yet?
A steady flow of unskilled welfare hounds and can destroy the society.
So, why is the Southern Border open to uneducated peons fleeing a poor National culture?
And the Mexican economy is actually doing steadily better. As our economy slides into the abyss and the Mexican economy improves, the illegal immigration problem just might sort itself out. Or 21st Century Okies just might pack up and head for Mexico.
The author is the Chamber. Screw you and the Rove, Ryan and McGraham RINO asshats.
The only foreign born professional who are also illegal aliens are lawyers in California. And we sure have a shortage of lawyers here. We need more illegal alien lawyers to put all the native born lawyers out on the street. That's the ticket.
I’ve worked in mixed corporate teams made up of Americans + (legal, professional) foreign-born members
and also with
American-only corporate teams.
The former kicked the butts of the latter EVERY TIME, and made me much more money in sales commissions.
This was particularly true when a gnarled problem rose, and we needed solutions from outside-the-box.
And that doesn’t count worldwide sales calls, where faces from ALL OVER THE WORLD help sell products to people from ALL OVER THE WORLD.
Provincialism = ignorance.
/and, yes, the 1%’ers are deliberately importing millions of peasants, and our own peasants are accepting the situation passively.
//Halluluia! My days of working as a roofer ended long ago!
I will say that frequently, I find hard working and industrious immigrants vastly more desirable than the entitled lumps of flesh that many “real” Americans have become.
sadly, the American dream is all too frequently practiced by people that were born elsewhere.
Well, yes, if our economy continues on a downward spiral that will definitely solve the illegal alien problem. That might make sense as a stratagem of policy in Progressive circles. I can only hope that the Republicans will think of something a little better. lol
If we stopped immigration those with degrees would be 100% native born.
We are not a nation of immigrants. Colonists and pioneers carved this nation out of the wilderness with their bare hands. Immigrants showed up later.
... the elephant in the room being that Americans, apparently, are no longer the brightest minds and hardest workers. That's the problem that should be addressed, in my opinion.
Why would talented foreigners come here? In there home countries, they’re not expected to support a large number of idlers and moochers.
um... they also use up our limited amount of resources like water, electricity, and gas. The average person drinks 182 gallons of water a year. There are an estimated 20 million illegals in the US.
Which means they are drinking 3 BILLION 640 million gallons of water a year.
but... that’s just DRINKING water.. they also use water for dishes, toilets, baths, ect
The average person uses a total of 100 gallons of water a day.
So lets do some math... 100 gallons * 365 days = 36,500 gallons per year PER illegal alien.
20 million X 36500 = 7300000000000 that’s 7 TRILLION 300 billion gallons of fresh water a year....
there are 39 trillion gallons of water in lake Tahoe... which means the illegals here are drinking lake Tahoe every 5 years or so.
Think about that the next time the government puts you on water restrictions or wont let farmers water their crops.
“We are not a nation of immigrants. Colonists and pioneers carved this nation out of the wilderness with their bare hands. Immigrants showed up later.”
If the immigrants who “showed up” between 1890 and 1940 hadn’t “showed up”, you would have been writing that in German or Japanese.
Yehh, if we seal off the border we risk stopping the flow of all of those Mexican scientists, engineers, medical researchers, and technological innovators who have been streaming across the border.
I guess we working class citizens should just settle for depressed wages and fewer opportunities to make way for people who broke into our county, broke our laws, undermined our economy, defrauded our social services, and conspire to sidestep our taxing authorities.
Cool. So when can we ease the restrictions on Western European immigration so we can start bringing in all of those culturally compatible German scientists and British mathematicians we need?
Didn't think so...
there are literally MILLIONS of talented, qualified American citizens who are available right now, right here... to “fuel a booming economy” .....
we won’t have anything like that, however, until at least after 2016, for obvious reasons...
(then we’ll see what we get...)
Yea, if their LEGAL!!
“””A steady flow of talented, industrious immigrants can fuel a booming economy”””
Study: 70% of Texas illegal immigrant families receive welfare
Lies and deceit
According to the CoC one immigrant will create six American jobs, guess Juan the Gardner will create six high paying jobs once we give him amnesty. ARE WE SIX YEARS OLD. THESE BIG GOV BIG BUSINESS TYPES REALLY MAKE MY BLOOD BOIL. I HOPE OWS STORMS THEIR HOMES WITH TORCH AND HOODS.
What part of the country do you live in? Live where everyone is foreign born and the deterioration of the health care system, education and business slaps you in the face. Language issues, cultural issues and and ethic of saying something true or not with a straight face.
Americans not willing to work? Think that urban legend passed around by the slave traders.
Studying STEM in college giving up you social life in you prime, and expecting decent compensation upon graduation is just to much of a burden on society.
H1B is gloBULLism at it's worst.
We have Americans now with multiple graduate and professional degrees and licenses...and excellent work histories...unemployed without even opportunities for interviews, more or less meaningful employment.
I am not against immigrants but now with the Obama Great Depression is definitely NOT the time we need more immigrants “to fuel our booming economy”.... if more workers should ever be needed, they are right here right now, ...ready, willing, and able to do the job and do it well.
just saying, this article is krap
Some men just want to watch the economy go “BOOM!”.
Whatever the CoC is for I am against.