Outdated Immigration Laws: Bad for Students, Worse for Local Economies

9/25/2016 - Professor of Economics Giovanni Peri in The Chronicle of Higher Education

This year’s presidential campaign has polarized the American public on the subject of immigration, with talk of sealing borders and building walls. But the higher-education community has long been more interested in building bridges, going to great effort and expense to attract international students. On campuses across the country, their world-class talent is a boon to academic classes, and their out-of-state tuition dollars support scientific research.

And now the energy and innovation that higher education has used to recruit international students is urgently needed to advance immigration-reform efforts that would allow the United States to retain this talent after graduation.

Read the full story in The Chronicle of Higher Education.