Wednesday, 21 May 2014

H1-B visas: Would lifting the cap really attract the 'brightest and best' to the US?

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Editor's note

My favorite quote from this week's top story came from Ron Hira, "We should be encouraging the "best and brightest" to come to the US and stay permanently. We should have some sensible public policy discussion about the ways in which to encourage would-be entrepreneurs to stay in the country but almost all of the public discussion has been fluff and rhetorical."

H1-B visas: Would lifting the cap really attract the 'brightest and best' to the US?

There needs to be a bigger discussion about whether H1-B visas are good for the tech industry and not just tech companies.

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