The House Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee held a hearing this week called “Oh, Canada! How Outdated U.S. Immigration Policies Push Top Talent to Other Countries.”

Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., the subcommittee chair, opened the hearing by saying current U.S. immigration policies make it difficult to compete in the global economy.

“We’re stuck in a time warp,” she said. “It’s like driving around with a 30-year old paper map while others easily navigate the road with turn-by-turn directions from their smart phones, and we’re falling behind as a result.”

The witnesses who testified at the hearing were:

  • Stuart Anderson, Executive Director, National Foundation for American Policy.
  • Jennifer Young, Chief Executive Officer, Technology Councils of North America.
  • Sudip Parikh, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Publisher, Science Journals, American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Ronil Hira, Associate Professor, Howard University.

A video of the full hearing is available here on the House Judiciary Committee website.

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