This Article First Appeared In The Hindustan Times On July 31, 2023
America has enjoyed the closest thing to a free lunch with immigration. The best and the brightest from all over the world have long flocked to its shores to build innovative companies and strengthen its economy. But for the last two decades, protectionism and politics have caused the tide to turn. My 2012 book, The Immigrant Exodus, documented how restrictive and borderline-cruel United States (US) national immigration policy was, forcing many founders and smart engineers to move away. India and China have been the beneficiaries, now home to hundreds of highly innovative and globally competitive companies.