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Brain gain : rethinking U.S. immigration policy

Author: Darrell M West; Brookings Institution.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2010.
Series: Brookings focus books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Brain Gain, Darrell West addresses why immigration policy is so politically difficult in the United States despite the substantial social, economic, intellectual, and cultural benefits it brings. The problem is largely one of vision. U.S. policy ought to recognize and reflect the tremendous benefits of bringing in new blood, yet public discourse and political debates tend to emphasize the perceived downsides.  Read more...
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West, Darrell M., 1954-
Brain gain.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010020741
(OCoLC)634739921
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Darrell M West; Brookings Institution.
ISBN: 9780815704836 0815704836 9780815722311 0815722311 1282641611 9781282641617 0815722230 9780815722236 1283951932 9781283951937
OCLC Number: 648760674
Awards: Commended for IndieFab awards (Political Science) 2010
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 182 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface --
The costs and benefits of immigration --
Competing policy principles --
Overcoming particularistic politics --
Problematic media converage --
Shifting public opinion --
Porous borders and unequal justice --
The Einstein Principle.
Series Title: Brookings focus books.
Responsibility: Darrell M. West.

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Many of America's greatest artists, scientists, investors, educators, and entrepreneurs have come from abroad. Rather than suffering from the ""brain drain"" of talented and educated individuals  Read more...

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"Darrell West understands that more than any stimulus or bailout, the most important step we can take to strengthen America's long-term economic health is passing comprehensive immigration reform. Read more...

 
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