"The academic community has repeatedly emphasized the need for better immigration policies to retain talent"
Shouldn't that be corporations have repeatedly emphasized...? I think in the US, not sure, that the academic community is screaming for affordable education, not this business of tapping young people for every cent they will make once they graduate (or at least every other article in the last decade points this out). BTW, when was the last time anyone in any country was like "Wish we had more immigrants to take our jobs"?
Something else that is strange, as the cost of education rises, jobs decrease in pay. Hmmm... I wonder why.