Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Emerging Brain Drain

Fire of Liberty

While I'm all for the United States enforcing the current laws on the millions of illegal aliens who constantly enter this country and take full advantage of a free education and the welfare system(Health care and other entitlements) , I have to scratch my head when Congress and others continue to place such restrictions(Which they don't apply to illegals) on the highly educated individuals who enter the nation legally to work in Silicon Valley or the other high tech industries that make this country number one. Now while I don't expect any member of Congress of calling on a change in our immigration policies there are some brave individuals from the private sector who knows the impact that our upside down immigration policy has on this nation. Someone who seems to understand of such a policy is Bill Gates who noted before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, that if we continue to push forward such restrictive measures on legal immigrants along with a large amount of our students opting out of studying math and science, we could further our brain drain thus threatening our current status as the world's top innovators in science and technology. See the following article in the Financial Times to read more on what Gates had to say.

*I'm not so sure about what Obama, Hillary, and other DNC hopefuls are saying about such ideas but Rudy, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich(finger crossed for him running) are bringing up such points during all their speeches and appearances in the media.

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