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H-1B visa hopefuls, green card holders are feeling the wrath of 'America first' Trump

Warm Braw Silver badge

"It has the most Nobel prizes precisely because most of the people who have won them have immigrated from other countries to be there."

In the 2018 Bloomberg Innovaton Index I can't see any obvious correlation between list position and levels of immigration - though that's not to say the UK's ranking (17th...) might not be even worse without overseas academics, but clearly other factors are at play.

Having said that, I really don't see the frenzy - and it's not restricted to the US: Australia and the UK are pretty keen on it too - to deport people who are otherwise legal residents but who have committed crimes. We don't deport our own citizens - we regard their sentence as being the punishment for the crime; I'm not sure that returning people to places to which they've had no connection for decades can be regarded as anything other than xenophobic vindictiveness.

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