With immigration reform in a constant state of flux, many highly-skilled highly skilled workers are being turned away at America's doorstep. Canada, looking to take advantage of the dysfunction, passed the "startup visa."
Do you think someone with an MS in Poultry Science from Kansas State University should be ahead in line to get a U.S. green card compared to a Stanford or Harvard MBA? That is what Congress is likely to propose next month.
Washington DC needs to reassess its priorities: Do we want to grant 50,000 random people with baseline high school degrees citizenship to support some antiquated diversity needs? Or do we want to give visas to 50,000 foreign entrepreneurs who can jumpstart our economic recover?
There's a bill in the U.S. Congress that would give permanent legal status to immigrants if they attract $1 million in investment or generate $1 million in revenue for their company. It's a pretty simple idea that does not cost taxpayers anything.