USA: Immigrants are highly-active entrepreneurs.

Bloomberg TV: Immigration Reform Hits Silicon Valley

This Bloomberg video talks about immigration in the United States. It touches on how high-skilled immigrants pay top level fees for American universities, but find it hard to stay in the country post-education.

Robert Litan goes on to explain that immigrants are disproportionately entrepreneurs (out of all American entrepreneurs they have a dominant %) and that they do not necessarily replace American graduates post-university, but actually go on to become job-creators as they build up their businesses; one of his examples being Google’s Sergey Brin (wiki-link) who is natively Russian.

It touches on a sensitive issue of immigration and argues that the USA could be suffering from a decline in highly-skilled labour being about to live in America.

Ed

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