The second piece I want to share is an article written by Yuri Vanetik, someone I met at a Gen Next event in LA a number of months ago. I couldn't agree more with his argument: the lifeblood of American tech entrepreneurialism is in foreigners, and that the US should be extending more visas--if not citizenship--to these people who represent the American Dream in its best shade. From the article:
No talent channel is more bogged down with needless and costly rules than the visa system for highly skilled immigrants. Every year, thousands of foreign citizens with advanced degrees in science and engineering apply to become permanent residents in the United States. They want to work and contribute. They also have valuable ideas for new businesses.