Technology and Innovation Initiative
The Technology and Innovation Initiative is currently focused on the intersection of immigration policy and emerging technologies in advancing the nation’s national security and economic growth.
Talent is one of the scarcest resources in the global race for predominance in artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies, yet the United States risks squandering this advantage. Despite the high proportion of foreign-born students and professors in U.S. science and engineering departments, the vast majority of whom wish to stay in the United States, much of the nation’s resident technology talent does not have a clear path to U.S. citizenship.
Directed by Doug Rand in collaboration with Lindsay Milliken, this FAS initiative brings a data-driven approach to immigration policy, relevant to the current shifting landscape of executive actions as well as longer-term reform options.
The Technology and Innovation Initiative is currently supported by Schmidt Futures.
Doug Rand and Lindsay Milliken, “FAS submits public comment against proposed DHS expansion of biometric collection affecting millions of immigrants and U.S. citizens,” 10/2020
Lindsay Milliken, “A Brief History of Schedule A: The United States’ Forgotten Shortage Occupation List,” The University of Chicago Law Review, 09/2020
Doug Rand and Lindsay Milliken, “The Case of the Insolvent Federal Agency: A Forensic Analysis of Public Data on U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services,” N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, 06/2020
“Long Live the International Entrepreneur Rule: An Opportunity to Boost Jobs and Economic Growth Is Hiding in Plain Sight“, Progressive Policy Institute, 02/2021
“Deregulating Legal Immigration: A Blueprint for Agency Action,” Cato Institute, 12/2020
“Redefining Immigration Reform: How Immigration Supports American Ideals“, Niskanen Center, 11/2020