There ARE certain places that America is in need of outside help…
By cutting back on ALL immigrants the country is actually hurting its growth….
But unskilled immigrants should not left behind…
They in fact fill even MORE jobs that American’s will NOT work at even if Donald Trump doesn’t speak about it….
He in fact employed unskilled immigrant labor at some of his properties and of course has no trouble getting those workers visa’s….
Skilled immigration is good. The U.S. economy depends on it. But the nation’s system for admitting educated workers needs major improvements.
That is the central message of “The Gift of Global Talent: How Migration Shapes Business, Economy & Society,” a new book by Harvard Business School professor William Kerr. In this terse but readable volume, Kerr — who has spent much of his career researching skilled immigration and the technology industry — methodically explains all the benefits that the U.S. reaps by bringing in smart, talented foreigners, and counters almost all the objections. As the U.S. immigration debate heats up, and President Donald Trump takes actions to deter skilled workers from coming, Kerr’s book should be a must-read for every policy maker.
The basic reason skilled immigrants are good for the economy is because they produce a lot of economic output — they write the software, design the products, and start the businesses that make the U.S. technology industry the best in the world. As of 2016, Kerr calculates, 29 percent of college-educated STEM workers was foreign-born, and about a quarter of all patents were filed by an immigrant.
Even more importantly, skilled immigrants complement both skilled native-born workers and each other, by exchanging ideas. They also create a deeper market for companies seeking employees and venture capitalists looking for entrepreneurs to fund, helping keep both employers and financial backers in the U.S. These effects all depend on skilled workers being physically close to one another. Without a constant influx of the best and the brightest, Silicon Valley and other American world-beating technology clusters could easily lose their lead to rival cities in other countries…..