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More migrants please, especially the clever ones


Columnist Dominic Lawson quotes from 'Exceptional People:How immigration shaped our world and will define our future' by Professor Ian Goldin, Director, Oxford Martin School.


Over half of those at the helm of start-ups in Silicon Valley have been migrants. These and other remarkable facts are put forward in Exceptional People: How Immigration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future by Professor Ian Goldin, Geoffrey Cameron and Meera Balarajan. The authors also point out that in 2006 foreign nationals living in the US were inventors or co-inventors in 40 per cent of all patent applications filed by the US Government.

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