Can you imagine if your entire collegeeducation became worthless overnight?
Think it's time to recognize immigrants' expertise and apply their talents to the fields in which they belong? Consider this:
- Almost 30% of foreign-born workers in the U.S. are equipped with a bachelor's degree or higher, yet only one out of five of them is either unemployed or working a low-skill job.
- About 22% of immigrants with foreign degrees are unemployed versus 16% of native-born Americans.
- One of the major reasons for these immigrants' underutilization is the lack of recognition for foreign academic credentials. Guess everyone can't go to Oxford or Cambridge.
Want to revitalize the American economy? Let's start by recognizing the talent we already have — and that keeps coming to our shores every day.