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Will skilled worker immigrants help keep America relevant?

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When people drone on endlessly about the Decline of the American Empire and about the fact that 10% plus unemployment will be a permanent feature, they forget about a very basic trend that has not abated...skilled, intelligent people from around the world want to "make it" here, more than anywhere else.

I was surprised to learn that, based on data from the H-1B Visa program for skilled immigrants, 54 percent of these strivers are coming here from India.

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From Economix:

Bear in mind, though, that a lot of the world’s innovators are still hoping to come to the United States.

Many of these researchers come in through the country’s H-1B visa program, which is for skilled immigrants. The majority of these immigrants come from India, and the next biggest group comes from China:

I thought that was pretty cool.  Keep 'em coming, as innovation is our only way forward.  This skilled wave of immigrants will surely deliver it.

Source:

Paying For Innovation (Economix)

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