Mardan (Dan) Afrasiabi calls for immigration reform as a growth strategy for the United States economy as he spotlights the recent shift to exclusionary policies from the effective attract and admit strategy that has kept America strong and growing for 200 years.
Dan Afrasiabi, himself an immigration success story, advocates a complete shift in the immigration reform conversation. Since U.S. immigration has been co-opted by the Department of Homeland Security, whose mission is focused on securing U.S. borders, policy is now focused on exclusion which eclipses what author Afrasiabi spotlights is an unprecedented economic opportunity.
Dan tells us that national security and a smart immigration policy for educated professionals are not mutually exclusive. Restart Entrepreneurial Immigration takes the reader on a journey from America’s entrepreneurial roots (a culture founded by immigrants) through two centuries of U.S. economic growth driven by inbound entrepreneurs, educators, scientists, and other professionals to today’s blocked economy.
The U.S. educates foreign nationals and then forces them out. U.S. politics and policy focuses on building walls rather than attracting and admitting thousands of educated professionals and their families who want to come to America. The message of the book: Let in the best.
Restart Entrepreneurial Immigration.