Immigration News Blog
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
As NATO Draws Down, Afghans Fear A Brain DrainAs NATO Draws Down, Afghans Fear A Brain Drain
As NATO troops leave Afghanistan, there will also be a decline in aid money that has flooded the country over the past decade and created hundreds of thousands of jobs funded by donor money. That means fewer jobs for Afghans, and skilled Afghans may be tempted to leave the country as part of a brain drain that could further weaken a fragile state. Many Afghans, particularly those with an education and means, fled the country during wars dating back more than three decades. Some have come back in recent years. But another mass exodus would deprive Afghanistan of a critical building block.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Rise of Asian Americans | Pew Social & Demographic TrendsThe Rise of Asian Americans | Pew Social & Demographic Trends
Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They are more satisfied than the general public with their lives, finances and the direction of the country, and they place more value than other Americans do on marriage, parenthood, hard work and career success, according to a comprehensive new nationwide survey by the Pew Research Center.