How immigration laws harm skilled immigrants and Americans?

United States is one of developed nations in the world and is touted as the beacon of innovation and opportunities. But, yet it is lagging far behind when it comes to the immigration laws. High-skilled immigrants are not treated on a first-come, first-serve basis, and, to make matters worse, there is discrimination based on the country you were born in. If you are from India, expect to wait 40+ years just to get a shot at permanent residency. Such an antiquated immigration system is restricting immigrants from innovating or investing, which is directly hurting Americans and their families. United States need an immigration system that is competitive to the other developed nations in the world, if they want a better shot at attracting and retaining top talent coming out of emerging nations like India. David Bier explains this issue very well. Read more here.

Source: The Hill