Bill Gates is completely right: America should welcome highly skilled immigrants with open arms.

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, the world's richest man, said on Tuesday the United States should reform its immigration laws and give more flexibility to higher-skilled foreign workers. ...

Gates, who runs a foundation with his wife that is the world's largest charity, said flexibility of movement for higher-skilled workers was especially important for his global company.

"I think every country in the world should make it easier for people with high skills to come in," he said.

This seems obvious. Ideally, all the smart people in the world would come here. The problem is that unskilled, uneducated workers flagrantly violate our immigration laws by the millions, while America simultaneously puts up roadblocks that impede the entrance of highly-skilled workers. This is the exact opposite of what we should be doing.

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