An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Immigrants’ kids outperform their American-born peers

It is good news for those professionals who are applying for H1B visas. All that you have to do is have a brain child who will outperform. in any Math and science competition in U.S. Yes the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), a non-profit and a research organization of Virginia says that 70 percent of the finalists at the Intel Science Talent Competition held in 2011 were children of immigrants. Out of the 70 percent, 60 percent of the finalists were kids of those who made a debut in America with their H1B visas.

At the Intel Science fair, the prime distinction was not among the children and their intelligence but was primary recognized by their parent’s immigration status.

The results are evident in Silicon Valley classrooms as well. Children of immigrant parents, particularly those with skills-based H-1B visas, are abundant in the top tiers of academia.

“The benefit America derives from the children of immigrants in science and math is an additional advantage the country reaps from being open to talent from around the world,” said author Stuart Anderson, director of the organization and a former head of policy at the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

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