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Washington Post: We’ve failed on immigration reform. Here are five ways to get back on track

Immigration reform has been a quagmire, largely because of demands by Democrats for all or nothing. They would not agree to increase the numbers of visas for skilled workers unless the Republicans agreed to legalize the more than 10 million immigrants who are in the country without…

Washington Post: Gambling with the soul of America

I used to believe that clearing up the skilled-immigrant backlog and creating a startup visa should be Congress’s top legislative priorities. This is what I focused on in my book, “Immigrant Exodus”. If you had told me a documentary could shift my mindset, I…

PBS NewsHour: The Immigrant Brain Drain: How America Is Losing Its High-Tech Talent

Diversity boosts high-tech innovation in America, argues Vivek Wadhwa. Paul Solman: There aren’t enough IT jobs to meet demand? Vivek Wadhwa, director of research at Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University and a fellow at Stanford Law School, questions that claim. He responds to Wednesday’s post on…

Harvard Business Review: Debunking Myths About Highly-Skilled Immigration and the Global Race for Talent

Talk to the founders of Silicon Valley startups and they will tell you that the single greatest obstacle they face after they obtain funding is the dearth of skilled talent. They say this is limiting their ability to innovate. A group of tech CEOs told President…

The Economist: People Power

American immigration People power America needs to rethink its immigration policy Oct 20th 2012 | From the print edition Praying for a green card The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent. By Vivek Wadhwa. Wharton Digital Press; 106 pages; $15.99 and…

Washington Post: America to immigrants: ‘Give me your tired, your poor’ but keep your entrepreneurs

Hardik Desai conceived a startup while he was studying for an MBA at the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University (OSU) in 2008. Based on research that the university was conducting, Desai came up with a new way to diagnose a group of…

Inc.: The Face of Success, Part I: How the Indians Conquered Silicon Valley

The Indians are Silicon Valley’s most successful immigrants. What have they done right, and what can women and other races learn from them? Part 1 of 5. Visit any Silicon Valley technology company, and you’ll notice that it looks like the United Nations—with people…

Washington Post: Why Silicon Valley should fear India

India’s information technology sector may have started by running call centers and maintaining old computer code for American companies. But, today, instead of starting more I.T. services companies, a new breed of Indian entrepreneurs are developing high-value technology products based on intellectual property. India’s…

Washington Post: China opens doors of state-run companies to world’s top talent

The top talent in countries around the world have a new suitor: the Chinese government. China has a severe shortage of skilled talent and, in a policy reversal, has decided to open its doors to talent from around the world. This could mean that the…

Washington Post: Diversity, cultural networks power innovation

University of California, Berkeley School of Information’s dean, AnnaLee Saxenian, often talks about a visit, in the ‘90s, by a high-level delegation from Japan. The Japanese kept asking where the government’s administrative offices were. They wanted to meet the people who did the central…

Washington Post: Immigration and the death of the recovery

Last July, I spoke at the ImmigrationWorks USA Summit, in Seattle, about the importance of immigration reform. It was a difficult decision for me, and not because I didn’t support the cause. Instead, it was a question of safety. Speakers at this event received letters,…