Wednesday, October 03, 2012

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.

  • Microsoft suggests charging employers for extra worker visas
  • Why Silicon Valley is losing its luster
  • Crovitz: Washington's New Twist on Human Sacrifice. (may require a Wall Street Journal subscription--sorry)

    Quite a twist from the original immigration ideal; an update for the "flat" world?

    "Give me your tired, your poor,
    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!"
    -- Excerpt from The New Colossus
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