I’m surprised this hasn’t been mentioned by any of the journalists on Tumblr. Michael Bloomberg spoke yesterday at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC. Here is a summary of his remarks from mikebloomberg.com:
The Mayor proposed green cards for graduates with advanced degrees in essential fields; a new visa for entrepreneurs with investors ready to invest capital in their job-creating idea; more temporary and permanent visas for highly skilled workers; guest-worker programs to ensure agriculture and other key sectors can thrive; and a revaluation of visa priorities that places a focus on the nation’s economic needs. [more]
Fascinating take on all this, both by Bloomberg and by Tumblr user Moncef Belyamani, who became an American citizen thanks to an employer willing to put in the groundwork to take him on. Be sure, also, to check out the Reason Magazine graphic Moncef points out. It’s a great explanation.