Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Foreigners Are Not "The Best and the Brightest"

The globalists have been promoting the peculiar notion that we should import foreign students, award them advanced college degrees, and then give them a green card so they can legally remain in the United States and get good engineering jobs. It's a ridiculous idea that our great country of 300 million people must look to other countries for smart graduate students with advanced degrees.

Stapling a green card to foreign students' diplomas has become a favorite one-liner of New York Times pundit Thomas Friedman, Governor Mitt Romney, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. To any extent that we don't have enough American students studying engineering and science, the cause is the hiring practices of the big corporations. They prefer to hire foreign students because they can pay them less and have tighter control over them. When I visit college campuses, many students tell me they are transferring out of engineering because the job prospects are so bad.

The foreign students who attend U.S. universities are NOT "the best and the brightest," and the Times Square bomber is a good example. He was allowed to stay in the U.S. on an H-1B visa on the basis of his degree in "computer applications" from a so-so college, and was later even granted U.S. citizenship. Fortunately, Faisal Shahzad was NOT even bright enough to accomplish his destructive goal.

We've had several nationally televised debates featuring the Republican presidential candidates. It's a mystery why the usually aggressive media interrogators haven't asked any questions about how China is buying its way in America with our money. Why don't they ask their position on how free trade is cheating us coming and going, on how China is stealing our intellectual property and patents, how China has sold us poisonous and defective products, how China is building a tremendous military machine with U.S. dollars, and the racket of the preferential visas that give jobs to non-Americans?

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