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Skills Visa Act good for America


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 10, 2013

~~<p>Hawaii companies have benefited in recent years from highly skilled employees or college students from abroad. This state, as well as others, would gain from an increase in the number of foreign workers with expertise in areas such as science, engineering and computer programming. The changes should be approved as part of the comprehensive immigration bill before Congress or by itself.</p>
<p>Degree-seeking foreign graduate students at the University of Hawaii number 716 out of the total graduate enrollment of 5,542 and account for more than one-fourth of the graduate students in the College of Engineering. Nationally, more than 40 percent of all graduate students in engineering programs are from abroad, according to the National Science Foundation.</p>
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Hawaii companies have benefited in recent years from highly skilled employees or college students from abroad. This state, as well as others, would gain from an increase in the number of foreign workers with expertise in areas such as science, engineering and computer programming. The changes should be approved as part of the comprehensive immigration bill before Congress or by itself.

Degree-seeking foreign graduate students at the University of Hawaii number 716 out of the total graduate enrollment of 5,542 and account for more than one-fourth of the graduate students in the College of Engineering. Nationally, more than 40 percent of all graduate students in engineering programs are from abroad, according to the National Science Foundation. Login for more...



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