This week I spotted two trends in two different countries that will have great impact on our lives.
The first one is about American immigration law. For a few years I have been observing an increase in the number of returnees to Turkey among Turkish people who immigrated to the U.S. An article by Michael Moritz, Chairman of Sequia Capital at LinkedIn, entitled “Immigration Reform: Stop Ejecting the Brightest Minds from America” proved to me that my observations were shared.
He writes, “Let’s hope Congress does not flinch as it begins the debate about immigration reform because the future is passing through security – in the wrong direction. It leaves the United States on every departing airplane carrying a foreign born student who has graduated from an American university with an advanced degree in the sciences, technology, engineering and math. The majority of these people want to stay in the United States but because of existing immigration laws, they have no choice but to leave.” Moritz says that it is impossible to satisfy Silicon Valley’s appetite for engineers and scientists with people born in America. In the massive global IQ competition, the United States is shooting itself in the foot.