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

Jun 23 2005 by Brian Amble Print This Article

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.

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