College Presidents Must Be Loud and Clear in Support of Immigration
Over the years, higher education has played a major role in immigration. Colleges and universities, which have brought young people from overseas to this country as undergraduates and graduate students, have helped them become highly productive members of society. Many stay after receiving their degrees to take jobs or to start up new ventures. Such immigrants are more than twice as likely as U.S.-born citizens to establish new businesses, including many at the cutting edge of technology.
Originally published: June 21, 2018
Author: David Oxtoby, Nancy Cantor
Position: President Emeritus, Chancellor
Institution: Pomona College, Rutgers University of Newark
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed