My Question For First Presidential Debate Between President Obama And Mitt Romney Would Deal With Immigrants


There are countless issues for the presidential candidates to weigh in on come their first debate on Wednesday night.

Why President Obama has been shy about embracing gun control to Mitt Romney needing to explain why lower tax rates and his desire to rein in the deficit are not contradictory are but two that race to the top of the pile.

But if I had the chance to have one question posed to the two men who wish to sit in the Oval Office it would be this one that concerns a topic that has frustrated me for a very long time.  This is one of those big-themed issues that our country really needs to deal with.

“Mr. President, Mr. Romney.  Between 1980 and 1998 Chinese and Indian immigrants founded a quarter of all Silicon start-ups.  In addition a quarter of all technology and engineering start-ups between 1995 and 2005 were founded by immigrants.   In the 2010 Fortune 500 more than 40% of the companies were started by immigrants.  The U.S. is the most popular destination for foreign students, many of whom wish to stay after they graduate, but can not due to not being able to get work visas. At a time when advanced science and technology degrees are in high demand globally what will you do to allow for more skilled workers to stay here, and how would you explain to low-wage and unemployed people in America tonight the importance of allowing more international graduates with advanced skills to call America home?”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s