“The preeminent position that the United States has enjoyed in the life sciences has been dependent upon the flow of foreign scientific talent to its shores,” the National Research Council said in its new report on biosecurity (p. 159).
But onerous visa requirements and so-called “deemed export” restrictions on scientific communications could erode the contribution of foreign scientists to U.S. preeminence, the report warned.
A newly updated survey of foreign scientists and engineers and associated policy questions has been prepared by the Congressional Research Service. A copy was obtained by Secrecy News.
See “Foreign Science and Engineering Presence in U.S. Institutions and the Labor Force,” Congressional Research Service, updated January 3, 2006.
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