In the United States, research shows that many highly skilled immigrants experience situations of a “brain waste” following graduation from colleges, like their American peers, and wallow in unemployment or unimpressive jobs. The scenario really is no different from the unemployment equation in the United States actually, where for the youth, the numbers stack up far bigger than can be deemed a welcoming thought. The brain waste happens when an individual who is highly skilled is unable to obtain ‘a good job’, such as those that are high-skilled, or middle-skilled. There is actually a great risk that many migrant graduates in the United States experience underemployment like their American graduate contemporaries.
I think it is important to differentiate between terms such as asylum seekers, settlers, and migrants/immigrants.
This kind of a scenario is beneficial to the US economy: a student studies for a degree in the United States on a student visa, following which they work in the United States with the support of a work visa, or with the support of a work visa a migrant graduate has been holding ‘a good job’ – the kind that fits in well with their graduate skills for many years in the United States, post graduation from a college in Massachusetts.
If a migrant graduate (or an international student who has graduated from a college in the United States) is underemployed, on the other hand, the US economy loses vital tax revenue earnings every year – if employed a migrant worker actually has a greater chance of having a disposable income. Then there is also how the demand for products and services will be reduced, and that migrant graduates who increase the level of education that the American workforce has but come with the same sets of qualities as their American counterparts do post graduation from college have the potential to create bigger recruitment option points.
In the United States, for example, data shows that students with a degree in Fine Arts have a 7.6percent unemployment rate and a staggering 62.3percent underemployment rate. I think it’s quite hard to separate the graduate market statistics for migrant graduates because if you are a graduate from a college in the United States then you will experience the same kind of atmosphere when looking for a job, whether you are an American or a migrant graduate.
Actually, for migrant graduates Asians and Whites have less chances of experiencing brain waste than Hispanics or Blacks. So, it would be hard to figure out why there is such a gap in addressing these needs for all graduates in the United States because utilizing high skills is good labour practice. Furthermore, high skills are essential to countries in an increasingly globally competitive environment.