Daily News & Analysis: After Kansas Shooting, Indians Jolted, But American Dream Alive

International students represent a majority of graduate students in US higher-education for many engineering specialties as well as economics and computer science. Most students studying in the United States come from China followed by India; Indians receive more H1B visas than any other internationality. Skilled labor contributes to innovation and economic prosperity. A rise in anti-immigrant rhetoric and racial attacks and the murder of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Kansas may prompt some foreigners to reconsider plans to work or study in the United States, reports Heena Khandelwal for Daily News & Analysis. A 51-year old suspect, a veteran, also injured another Indian engineer as a group convened in a bar to watch a University of Kansas basketball game, before another customer, a construction worker, intervened. “Sunayana Dumala, widow of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, said that she always had doubts about safety in the US, but was always assured by her husband,” she demands an answer, “What are they going to do to stop this hate crime?” Khandelwal wrote. The article, based on anecdotal reports, suggests that racism is common in US schools, “mostly in ones which aren't rich in global population,” but workplaces are generally professional. India expects a full investigation. – YaleGlobal

Daily News & Analysis: After Kansas Shooting, Indians Jolted, But American Dream Alive

Graduate engineering, computer science programs rely on foreign students; Kansas murder, rise in anti-immigrant rhetoric may prompt many to reconsider plans
Heena Khandelwal
Monday, February 27, 2017

Read the article.


Read about the Kansas shooting from Reuters.

The United States has more guns per citizen than any other country, according to the Small Arms Survey.

Read about “Indian Immigrants in the United States” by Jie Zong and Jeanne Batalova from the Migration Policy Institute:  “Today, Indian citizens are the top recipients of temporary high-skilled worker H-1B visas, accounting for 70 percent of the 316,000 H-1B petitions (initial and continuing employment) approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in fiscal year (FY) 2014. India is also the second-largest sending country of international students to the United States after China: Close to 103,000 Indian-born students were enrolled in U.S. educational institutions in the 2013-14 school year.”

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now that i know garmin is hiring cheap, foreign labor i will no longer buy their products.

And why are you using the internet or any electronic device, if you decline to purchase from companies that rely on foreign labor or H1B visas? Such reaction to a murder is vile and suggests America has far to go to become great again. If it ever was.

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