Members of the science and technology research community, both nationally and in
Members of the science and technology research community, both nationally and in Maine, are concerned about the impact of immigration restrictions on their international recruitment efforts. The number of American students pursuing scientific and engineering degrees is not enough to meet the needs of U.S. companies. National organizations such as the Partnership for a New American Economy and local organizations such as the Immigrant Business Advocacy Coalition are working to change immigration policies to help improve the economy and to attract the world's most talented and skilled workers. Opponents of this approach worry that the companies in these organizations are looking to profit from hiring less costly foreign workers but supporters describe the beneficial impact that immigrant workers can have on communities and local economies.
Goldfine, Rebecca, "Members of the science and technology research community, both nationally and in" (2011). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 5596.