The New, New Colossus
In the last few weeks I've come across a number of compelling pleas for the US government to target immigration and specifically "green card" quotas at the highly-skilled Science, Technology, and Mathematics (STEM) professionals that we need in the high tech industry.
I don't think it's some coordinated conspiracy to push this agenda, but rather good long-term policy for our economic well-being.
Quite a twist from the original immigration ideal; an update for the "flat" world?
"Give me your tired, your poor,-- Excerpt from The New Colossus
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"