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Neel Kashkari on Immigration

 

 


Sensible immigration reform needed, but not open borders

Kashkari thinks smart, sensible immigration reform is needed desperately. Kashkari himself is the child of immigrants, and sees the value of immigrants in the country, but says we can't have open borders. Kashkari also called out Gov. Jerry Brown for remaining silent on the issue of migrant children flooding through the borders. "This is one of a number of issues that he is hiding under his desk. Anything to avoid stepping into any controversy," he said.
Source: KFBK News Radio on 2014 California gubernatorial race , Jul 10, 2014

Expand visa programs for highly skilled workers

Revamping immigration policy for highly skilled workers: Business leaders have called for years for an overhaul of immigration policy for such workers--especially for those with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. Many politicians agree that U.S. universities attract the best students globally, yet our flawed policies force these bright people to leave after graduation. Encouraging the best students to stay, to build new companies and to contribute to industry, will aid our economic growth, increase our competitiveness and improve our long-term fiscal situation. Lawmakers should put politics aside, expand visa programs for highly skilled workers and provide a pathway toward citizenship for foreign-born students who earn advanced technical degrees in America.
Source: Kashkari Washington Post OpEd: 2014 California governor race , Jun 1, 2012

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