Want to help the floundering economy? Staple green cards to diplomas.

Stapling green cards to diplomas: Time to make this cliche a law – Economics – AEI.

The United States must stop sending away thousands of foreigners who earn advanced degrees at our universities each year and who want to stay and contribute to our economy.

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[T]he world’s smartest immigrants want to learn here. We have the finest system of higher education in the world, and young people across the globe work hard for admission to a graduate program at an American university. . . . [S]econd[,] . . . every year we have thousands and thousands of newly-minted graduate-degree holders born overseas who can contribute to the American economy by starting businesses, creating jobs, making discoveries, and paying taxes.

Unfortunately, instead of showing those graduates their new offices and bright futures, current immigration policy shows them the door.

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