While on the green card backlog, these entrepreneurs-in-waiting cannot innovate or take risks to start something new that eventually creates more opportunities for the American workforce. Eliminating country quotas or ushering a fair legal immigration system will not just provide these contributing immigrants a realistic pathway to citizenship, but also empower them to start innovating, take risks, create jobs, and even take a big swing at solving some of the big problems the country faces today.
United States is a nation built by immigrants, and several researchers and studies have highlighted the contributions of highly-skilled immigrants. Stuart Anderson at Forbes highlights little known, but pertinent facts about highly-skilled immigrants. Read more here.