Sunday, March 11, 2012
Raleigh Chamber chimes in on immigration reform
Harvey Schmitt, CEO and president of the Raleigh Chamber, points out how not-so-smart immigration policies are hurting local tech firms. In an N&O op-ed last Friday, Schmitt argues that limiting the number of foreign workers earning graduate degrees in science and technology is hurting the average American worker. (I am not sure where he gets his 2.6 extra jobs for each new foreign grad student who decides to stay here.) Local companies are having a hard time attracting an keeping tech workers. For those interested in learning more about the issue, the Chamber is sponsoring a forum on immigration Monday at 8 a.m.