NFAP policy brief cites Kauffman-funded research that shows highly skilled immigrants could wait up to 70 years for a green card
(Kansas City, Mo.) Oct. 5, 2011 - The National Foundation for American Policy released a policy brief today that says international students who graduate from U.S. universities with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) should get a green card with their diplomas. The paper also says such a policy would significantly benefit U.S. competitiveness and the economy overall.
In "Keeping Talent in America" (PDF), the NFAP conducted research funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation that shows a highly skilled Indian national sponsored today for the most common skilled employment-based immigrant visa could wait 70 years to receive a green card. The report addresses the need for STEM graduate talent and solutions to the backlog.