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Originally posted by nathraq
Just to think, in the 1800's Americans were swarming to Germany's University of Heidelberg for education in medicine.
Let's hope the government doesn't screw that up with a 'close the borders' mentality that will discourage foreign students from attending, or foreign educators from teaching, at those schools
A lot of EU investment in students is wasted through high dropout rates. Only 42 percent of Italian students taking academically oriented degrees get through their programs, possibly because European degree courses take so long -- often five years or more.
Moreover, there are simply fewer students in Europe than in the U.S. or Japan. Less than 30 percent of 25-34 year olds have complete university education in Denmark, the Netherlands, Greece, Germany, Austria and Italy, compared with 40 percent or more in the U.S. and Japan.
Originally posted by sturod84
dood, for every 1 immagrant that comes to persue a productive life. there is about 10 who come in soley to milk the system, deal drugs, and become nothing more then dead weight. trust me i see it where ever i go in this crazy town!
Cato Handbook for Congress
Immigrants are not a drain on government finances. The NAS study also found that the typical immigrant or his or her offspring will pay a net $80k in taxes in their lifetimes then they collect in government services. For immigrants with college degrees the net fiscal return is $198k. It is typical that low skilled immigrants and refugees tend to use welfare more then the typical "native" household, but welfare and immigration reform legislation in 1996 made it much more difficult for new immigrants to collect welfare. As a result, immigrant use of welfare has plunged even more steeply than use among the general population.