Friday, March 28, 2014

Immigration Reform 2014: Keeping High-Skilled Immigrants in US Could Boost National Defense

Here is another good reason to pass immigration reform: our country will be safer.   - - Donna Poisl

by Jessica Michele Herring

Passing immigration reform will do more than keep families together and put undocumented immigrants on a pathway to citizenship: passing reform will also help boost national security.

The Washington Post reports that military spending cuts were recently announced, which will reduce the size of the U.S. army to pre-World War II levels. But Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel added that the government will be investing in new technologies. However, investing in new technologies will not be a successful endeavor without keeping immigrants in the U.S. who have come here to study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

America's defense tactics depend on science and technology, but losing STEM students to outdated immigration laws could drain the U.S. of many of its best innovators.
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