Immigration squabble costs U.S. talent, jobs

Bloomberg View editorial

To see the results of self-defeating U.S. immigration policies, you need only open your browser to

There, you’ll see a shrewd neighbor fishing for talent at U.S. expense.

At the top of the website, in large print, is the question: “Currently on an H1B Visa or otherwise working or studying in the United States?”

There is nothing subtle about the appeal.

Canada is seeking skilled foreigners who’ve grown frustrated with the U.S. visa gantlet, which can take a decade for the lucky few who manage even to begin it.


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