To make up for a shortage of mathmaticians and computer scientists in the U.S., many companies turn to outsourcing. But Dan Grech reports the congressional limit on work visas might also be pushing out innovation.
Tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees are estimated to have returned home. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Syria says hundreds of Iraqis are leaving every day. Kai Ryssdal talks with the agency's Sybella Wilkes in Damascus.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service has launched new measures to speed up the immigration process for Cubans. At the same time, the U.S. government is already dealing with a huge backlog of pending cases. Dan Grech reports.
Mexicans living abroad are expected to send home more than $25 billion this year. Most of that will go to their families. But communities benefit, too, thanks to a matching program with a twist. Joy Diaz reports.
The limited number of H-1B visas available to skilled foreign workers in the U.S. is a problem for smaller high-tech firms, who get beaten out by big fish like Microsoft. Rachel Dornhelm reports on improvements to the U.S. work visa system.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is going to restart its research into algae as a replacement for oil and gas. In fact, the lab is going to team up with Chevron for the project. Michael Montgomery reports.
In an effort to attract highly skilled immigrant workers, the European Union is proposing its version of the U.S. "green card" visa. It would offer faster approval and employment guarantees. And it has U.S. businesses worried. Dan Grech reports.