publication . Other literature type . Preprint . 2018

Attracting the Best and the Brightest: A Critique of the Current U.S. Immigration System

Yale-Loehr, Stephen; Gafner, Chris;
  • Published: 15 Apr 2018
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<p>38 Fordham Urban Law Journal (2010-11)The United States has long benefited as a leader in attracting the "best and brightest" immigrants. However, the world has changed since the U.S. immigration system's last major modification in 1990. The United States is no longer the primary destination for many talented immigrants. Many other nations have enacted immigration systems meant to attract the best and brightest immigrants. These immigration systems are often point- based and allow potential immigrants to quickly determine eligibility. By comparison, the U.S. immigration system is slow and complicated. Many now question the United States' ability to attract ta...
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25. Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, SOR/2002-227 (Can.).

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28. The "Blue Card" was meant to be comparable to the U.S. "Green Card." See POLICIES FOR GROWTH, supranote 14.

29. See Collett, supranote 22. 20, 2010).

38. See Points-basedCalculator,U.K. BORDER AGENCY, http://www.ukba.homeoffice. gov.uk/pointscalculator (last visited Oct. 20, 2010).

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41. At least three U.S. citizens who have won Nobel Prizes were born in India-Har Gobind Khorana (Medicine, 1968), Subramanyan Chandrasekhar (Physics, 1983), and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (Chemistry, 2009). At least three U.S. citizens who have won the Nobel Prize were born in China-Chen Ning Yang (Physics, 1957), Daniel Chee Tsui (Physics, 1998), and Tsung-Dao Lee (Physics, 1957). NOBELPRIZE.ORG, http://nobelprize. org/nobelprizes/ (last visited Nov. 22, 2010).

42. 2009 YEARBOOK OF IMMIGRATION STATISTICS, supranote 21, at 27-28 tbl. 10.

43. Id.

44. Id.

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publication . Other literature type . Preprint . 2018

Attracting the Best and the Brightest: A Critique of the Current U.S. Immigration System

Yale-Loehr, Stephen; Gafner, Chris;