In the immigration debate, Sen. Orrin Hatch suggested that the more learned and skilled immigrants be given some preference on the path to citizenship. President Barack Obama also leans in that direction. They are both wrong.
The United States should welcome the opportunity to educate those seeking better opportunities, but we should not contribute to the "brain drain" by giving educated immigrants preferential treatment on the road to U.S. citizenship.
Our country may have some shortages and deficiencies in some disciplines, but we're in a far better position than less-prosperous countries to address them.