Skilled U.S. Immigrant Entrepreneurs Returning to Home Countries

Tom Brokaw presented a special report on the NBC Nightly News last night that said immigration rules are roadblocks for enterprising foreigners who want to stay in the United States to create companies and jobs.  

The story cited Kauffman Foundation research to support the premise that the visa backlog creates an expensive brain-drain on the economy, driving founders back to their home countries.

The Kauffman Foundation has produced  immigration reform recommendations that would make it easier for high-skilled immigrants to stay and launch companies in the United States.

If we're to innovate, shouldn't we keep attracting innovators to our country and making it the best place on Earth for them to build their companies?

via Kauffman Foundation

About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.