American Competitiveness Demands Immigration Reform

HBR Blog Network

In a global economy, it is increasingly clear that the country with the most educated, diverse pool of qualified talent will win. 

Much of the insight and global perspective American companies need to be competitive can be found on U.S. college campuses. Last year, 70% of the graduate electrical engineering students in the United States were foreign-born, as were 63% of computer scientists and 60% of industrial engineers. This puts ready pool of highly-educated, English-speaking professionals from all over the world at our fingertips. Once hired, diverse foreign students bring both academic credentials and personal insights to the workplace. But without improved immigration regulations, some of these students would be headed home after graduation. A more sensible immigration policy is critical for making that happen.

Read about our Immigration Layers in Charlottehere


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