Today I found two interesting articles that illustrate two very different examples of our dysfunctional immigration system. Microsoft is heading to Canada to open a research center and a five-year-old girl faces deportation in Boston.
As the broken US immigration system continues to cause financial and emotional hardship
for millions of aliens, both legal and undocumented, we pay a price. Companies are unable to being the talent they need to the US due to arbitrary low numerical limitations on non-immigrant work visas or because valuable employees have to face situations such as the July Visa Bulletin fiasco. These companies then resort to either outsourcing or moving their plants or offices overseas. Are these financial losses to the country taken into account when anti-immigrants crunch their numbers? Please see the link to an article from www.vrunet.com about Microsoft opening a research center in Vancouver, Canada because they are unable to hire the foreign talent they require to the US.
On the other side of the spectrum, a five-year old undocumented girl faces removal from the United States to El Salvador and separation from her parents. Please see the link to the Boston.com article.