Rather, I’m frustrated, because I know I’m part of a pattern: America is losing many very skilled workers because of its anti-immigrant sentiment, and while this is a disappointing blow to me and my classmates, it will also be a blow to the United States’ competitiveness in the global economy. Tech giants such as Google and Tesla were founded by immigrants.
I can’t make sense of why an administration that claims to want this country to be strong would be so eager to get rid of us. We are losing our dreams, and America is losing the value we bring.
As I make plans to go back to China, I find myself wondering: If I am not qualified to stay in the United States, then who is?
If Americans like myself were able to pursue our dreams, there would not be any anti-immigrant sentiment.
BUT, we are not being given the opportunity to pursue our dreams because of an overwhelming tidal wave of non-immigrant guest workers.
Contrary to what the government says unemployment is, a simple look at the labor force participation rate, or first grade math where you divide the total nonfarm payroll numbers by the population for each year will rapidly show you that we have fewer people working now than we did in 2000.