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Immigrants keep US business dynamic and competitive

Foreign-born entrepreneurs are a vital part of the U.S. economy, a new study shows. Economists Sari Pekkala Kerr of Wellesley and William R. Kerr from Harvard have recently found that as of 2008, more than one in four entrepreneurs in the United States was foreign-born. Apart from the famous cases, ...

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The US would benefit by increasing the immigration levels

A new analysis by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found that the U.S. would benefit by increasing the number of immigrants it accepts each year, especially foreign nationals with college education. At the moment, immigrants make about 13 percent of the U.S. population and the country is accepting annually ...

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25 percent of physicians in the US are foreign-born

Foreign-born professionals might be the only solution to cover the labor shortages in one of the vital industries in the U.S. economy. Currently, 25 percent of physicians and surgeons practicing in the U.S. were born outside the country. In addition, about 20 percent of nurses, home health assistants and psychiatric ...

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U.S. schools court foreign entrepreneurs who need visas

An increasing number of U.S. schools are taking advantage of a legal loophole in order to attract and retain foreign entrepreneurs who are in need of a visa. The so-called “global entrepreneur in residence” programs allow certain foreign-born graduates of U.S. schools to get H-1B visas and work part-time on ...

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One in 3 US Latino immigrants engage in politics

People living in the U.S. either legally or without documents cannot vote in elections. They can, however, participate in politics in many other ways, and according to a recent study, they often engage in political actions. The study, developed by two university professors and political scientists, used data from a ...

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