Kauffman Foundation News (3/4/11): NBC Nightly News Highlights Brain-Drain of Skilled Immigrant Entrepreneurs

NBC Nightly News Highlights Brain-Drain of Skilled U.S. Immigrant Entrepreneurs Returning to Home Countries
News story cites Kauffman data that warned of trend four years ago.

Veteran journalist Tom Brokaw’s special report on the NBC Nightly News last night said that immigration rules are roadblocks for enterprising foreigners who want to stay in the United States to create companies and jobs.

The story cited Kauffman Foundation research to support the premise that the visa backlog creates an expensive brain-drain on the economy, driving founders back to their home countries.
Kauffman legal and economic experts and grantees recently have written about immigration reform recommendations that would make it easier for high-skilled immigrants to stay and launch companies in the United States.