They come on temporary visas to do academic research at major U.S. universities. They're now responsible for creating more American patents than their U.S. student counterparts.
But the problem is - there's a lot less of them here.
They are America's immigrant scholars. And for the past several years America has erected barriers to keep them out. In the global arms race of talent superiority, America has started to fall behind.
Who are these immigrant scholars? What are they working on? And how have so many of the amazing gadgets in our hands and comforts in our lives come from their research?
Get ready to go on campus! From the hallways of higher learning to the border of thought leadership, the immigrant scholar is about to speak.
This is American Refugee.
Written, Engineered & Produced: Sam Graber
Music: Rare Medium, Purple Funk Metropolis, Ryini Beats
Recorded: Minneapolis, MN
Original Release: February 2021