Posted by CNBC April 13, 2013.
Spurred by Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s April 10 op-ed in the Washington Post, CNBC produced this story examining immigration reform and the tech sector. “We have a strange immigration policy for a nation of immigrants. And it’s a policy unfit for today’s world,” Zuckerberg writes. “Why do we kick out the more than 40 percent of math and science graduate students who are not U.S. citizens after educating them?” He goes on to argue for “comprehensive immigration reform that begins with effective border security, allows a path to citizenship and lets us attract the most talented and hardest-working people, no matter where they were born.” CNBC Technology Correspondent Jon Fortt invites viewers inside an engineering classroom at San Jose State, where students say “a lot of companies would not take them if they are not citizens even though they are well educated.”