No Green Cards for Grads

The U.S. currently has the very sensible policy of not allowing student visas to be the gateway to immigration. Currently the law requires that those seeking student visas must prove they intend only to come to the U.S. to study and will return home at the completion of their studies. There are, however, mechanisms for some students to remain in the U.S. after graduation. Still, as a general policy, the immigration system expects that one comes to the U.S. on a student visa only to be a student.

In a recent piece in Washington Monthly entitled “Green Cards for Grads,” Mr. T. A. Frank disagreed this wise policy and called for any student with a graduate degree in technology who can obtain employment to be given a green card. Clearly, Mr. Frank has not thought through implications of what he has called for.

Let us assume for the moment that Mr. Frank’s proposal were enacted. What then would happen?
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