Role of Immigrants in America's Innovation Economy, Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, May 8, 2013   [open pdf - 288KB]

This is the May 8, 2013 hearing, "Role of Immigrants in America's Innovation Economy," before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. From the opening statement of John D. Rockefeller IV: "The United States has always been -- and still is -- a place that attracts talented people from other parts of the world who are searching for new opportunities. They view our country as a place that values and rewards hard work. They are attracted to our vibrant, open economy. And they admire our universities and research institutions that lead the world in technological and scientific innovation. They are often top students in their home countries, and would have plenty of career opportunities if they stayed there. But they want a bigger challenge and a bigger stage. So they come here, to the United States. Tens of thousands of high-skilled immigrants come to this country every year to study, work, or start a business. We should welcome these people, because they make our country and our economy stronger." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John D. Rockefeller IV, Ruchi Sanghvi, Jeffrey J. Bussgang, Gwenne Hendricks, Stuart Anderson, and Luis Arbulu.

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S. Hrg. 113-101, Senate Hearing, 113-101
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