Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Wanted: Great STEM…and Tandoori Chicken

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"Reforming a broken system, which includes legalizing the 10 million plus undocumented immigrants in the US, as well as providing quicker and more sensible pathways to legal status, could unleash even greater wealth.  Immigrants of all stripes are essentially very entrepreneurial.  An undocumented person who is provided legal status can also start a business and this individual need not be a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) graduate.  Even a non-technology company can create jobs such as a restaurant or grocery chain.  Immigration should not be viewed as a zero sum game, and giving opportunities to foreign nationals in the US can result in more American jobs.  Under our broken system, it is virtually impossible for an entrepreneur who wishes to start a North Indian cuisine restaurant to bring in a foreign national tandoori chef.  A reformed immigration system should hopefully give this entrepreneur access to such a chef from India.  A