university presidents, we are acutely aware of the connection between immigration and innovation in Illinois—and are deeply troubled by the fact that a significant portion of our students are unable to stay in the U.S. after they graduate.  Immigrant students in Illinois earning STEM degrees at our universities now represent nearly one out of every four (24%) Illinois graduates in those fields – See more at: http://istcoalition.org/catalyst/immigration-reform-illinois-innovation-economy/?utm_source=Mailchimp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Catalyst%20May%202014#sthash.OgLL9WvX.dpuf

University presidents are aware of the connection between immigration and innovation.  Immigrant students earning STEM degrees represent nearly one out of four graduates in the state in those fields.

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