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Keep The Future Here: Learning From Our Stories

Today marks the last installment of the ongoing series Keep The Future Here. OpedSpace in partnership with FWD.us sought to bring to light the stories of high-skilled immigrants affected by America’s broken immigration system. As you’ve read from the stories of Karen, Ashwin, Tewfik, Wojciech, Jan, Kartik, Asaf, Bastian and Eileen, this issue touches the lives of so many living in…

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Keep The Future Here: Celebrating Immigration Heritage Month

June marks Immigration Heritage Month in the U.S. where we celebrate the contribution that immigrants have made to the U.S. As part of the ongoing series Keep The Future Here, OpedSpace in partnership with FWD.us brings to light the stories of high-skilled immigrants affected by America’s broken immigration system. Although the current system is designed to provide international students with the…

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Keep The Future Here: Reverse The Brain Drain

As part of the ongoing series Keep The Future Here, OpedSpace in partnership with FWD.us brings to light the stories of high-skilled immigrants affected by America’s broken immigration system. Although the current system is designed to provide international students with the best higher education in the world, upon graduation many of these students’ visas expire and they are faced with the…

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Keep The Future Here: Why America’s High-Skilled Immigration Policy Fails Us All

America’s current immigration policy is designed to provide international students with the best higher education in the world. Upon graduation, however, their visas expire, and they are faced with the possibility of deportation or enduring the long and uncertain process of applying for an H-1B visa. The irony: many of these students are ready and…

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Big Data and the Government: Friend not foe

The British Government recently launched ‘verify,’ a scheme that allows citizens to prove their identity online. The public reaction was less than enthusiastic. The Times, a reputable British newspaper, exclaimed in its headline ‘Virtual ID for everyone – Privacy fears over vast expansion of online services.’ In the post-Snowden environment it is privacy campaigners not…

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Building the Next Silicon Valley: Your Regulations are my Opportunity

 Countries can build the next Silicon Valley by turning smart regulation into a competitive advantage   Jeff Bezos famously said, “Your margin is my opportunity,” and built a colossus of American business to take advantage of that. Amazon has become a dominant engine powering Seattle’s economy, reshaping downtown Seattle, creating jobs, and helping Seattle beat…

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