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Kauffman-Funded NFAP Studies Explores Immigrants’ Importance to U.S. Science, Engineering

Immigrants have played an increasingly important role in contributing to science and engineering advancements in America, according to a Kauffman Foundation-funded National Foundation for American Policy report.

While, historically, immigrants have always made valuable contributions to the country, objective measures indicate those contributions have increased significantly since the 1960s (when major restrictions on immigration were lifted), and, in particular, over the past 20 years (as immigrants have found important niches in science and technology fields).