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Why the U.S. Needs Immigrants

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If we continue to enforce strict immigration quotas, we send talented, motivated inventors and entrepreneurs away.

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Why the U.S. Needs Immigrants

  1. 1. Why the U.S. needs immigrants<br />Data says this is not a time to shut down our borders.<br />
  2. 2. Data point #1<br />Immigrants invent patents at roughly double the rate of non-immigrants (U.S. Patent Office).<br />
  3. 3. Data point #2<br />A 1% increase in immigrants with college degrees leads to a 15% rise in patent production.<br />
  4. 4. Data point #3<br />In recent years, immigrant inventors have contributed to more than 25% of all U.S. global patent applications.<br />
  5. 5. Data point #4<br />Immigrants co-founded 52% of Silicon Valley firms since 1995, including ….<br />
  6. 6. Data point #5 <br />In 2010, foreign students studying on temporary visas received more than 60% of all U.S. engineering doctorates.<br />
  • attorneypetervincent

    Feb. 3, 2015

If we continue to enforce strict immigration quotas, we send talented, motivated inventors and entrepreneurs away.

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