Visa policies doing the U.S. 'long-term harm'


Steve Forbes has raised a contentious issue by accusing the Bush administration of doing the U.S. economy "long term harm by not reforming post-9/11 immigration and visa policies" that inflict "repeated, humiliating hassles" on foreign visitors, students and business people.

Our high-tech companies are vitally dependent on immigrant brainpower. Our schools are not turning out the numbers of American scientists and technologists that we so badly need.

In years past most foreign-born graduate students remained in the U.S. after completing their studies. Now they are in a minority--a declining one at that. | Asinine Way to Treat Ultimate Asset: People