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FIRST OPINION: Biomedical innovation depends on immigrants’ contributions

  • 02 Jun 2017
  • Posted 2 years ago

STAT - First Opinion
By Johannes Fruehauf | June 2, 2017

I am an immigrant who, like many of my immigrant colleagues, feels proud to be contributing to my new country by working hard and creating new jobs for others. Yet our stories — indeed our very existence — make some people in government uncomfortable.

Not long ago, Democrats and Republicans alike talked about building our country’s economic competitiveness by stapling green cards onto the college diplomas of immigrant STEM graduates. That was before the immigration issue got hijacked by a nativist “stealing our jobs” narrative that couldn’t be more wrong.

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