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2024 Media 

Working migrants boost California's economy amid inflation

January 13, NBC (San Diego 7)

2023 Media 


Why India's visa temples are still thriving

December 13, The Juggernaut

Enrollment of international students rebounds from pandemic plunge as California stays No. 1

November 13, LA Times

What's behind the rise in undocumented Indian immigrants crossing U.S. borders on foot

November 14, LA Times

Change may come to H-1B visa program, which opens doors for tech workers

October 24, NPR

Indians surpass Chinese as largest 'Asian-alone' group in U.S.

September 26, NBC

Podcast: Tech Layoffs and the H1-B Visas 

February 1, The Rational Middle Podcast

White House Economic Report of the President, Chapter 5

March 2023, The White House

Ask the Experts

July 27, The Wallet Hub

What are the long-term returns to large-scale education expansions?

May 6, VoxDev

How Liberalizing Trade with China Led to a Boom in International Students in the US

August 16, 2023

2022 Media 

The productivity consequences of pollution-induced migration in China

January, VoxDev


Pandemic Lockdowns Had Severe Mental Health Consequences for Women in the Developing World

March, 2022

See also: Times of San DiegoIndian FlashDeccan HeraldIndia Education DiaryNortheast NowLokmat TimesOmmcom NewsEurasia ReviewKalinga TVAndhravilasProkeralaThe Logical IndianDaily PioneerThe SentinelDaijiWorldDNA IndiaCanIndiaHNGNConsumer AffairsScienceDailyScienceBlogScience MagazinePatchToday HeadlineBoringBuzzVerve TimesInsider VoiceMedically PrimeSocialNewsXYZBuziness BytesHonestColumnist

Covid-19 pandemic badly hit female mental health in rural India

May 13, The Times of India

New Study Looks At Mental Health Effects Of Pandemic On Indian Women

May 17, Theravive

When Losing your job means losing your right to stay in the US

November 10, NPR (Marketplace)

Foreign workers laid off from Big Tech face a deadline: Find jobs ASAP or leave the country

November 22, NBC News


Many Immigrants Are Scrambling To Save Visa Status After Massive Tech Layoffs

December 8, Essence

For some foreign workers, Seattle tech layoffs can mean a forced exit

December 11, The Star

Indians face up to 3-year waits for U.S. tourist visas as consulates on the subcontinent are in disarray

December 22, NBC

2021 Media 

TV interviews: KPBS

Podcasts: Probable Causation

Covid and containment worsened women’s mental health, increased food insecurity in India

September 29, The Print (India); Ideas for India

The productivity consequences of pollution-induced migration in China

September, Vox EU

What Happens to U.S. Colleges After China?

August 15, The Wire (China)

UC San Diego Forced To Cut Out-Of-State Admissions

July 6, KPBS

The U.S. Attracts Fewer International Students, Loses Billions In Revenue. Here's Why

August 9, NPR

Fewer than half of high schools teach computer science. These educators want to change that

June 17, PBS Newshour

UCSD’s foreign enrollment drops sharply, but the campus is optimistic about future

January 11, San Diego Union Tribune

Stranded international college students feel abandoned. They are suing the US government

February 21, USA Today

Can Biden revive the American Dream for Indian students?

February 16, Moneycontrol

International students are in panic mode. Can they get back to U.S. in time for fall term?

May 21, LA Times

Fewer Indians Are Crossing Over to US, And COVID Isn’t Just Why

June 8, The Quint

2020 Media 

TV interviews: Fox5 San Diego, CNBC, CGTN, Fox5 San Diego (2)

UCSD study: Minority students perform better with affirmative action in place

August 20, Fox 5 San Diego

'You're not wanted': Trump's proposed college student visa changes worry international students – again

September 26, USA Today

West taking big risk shutting out students from China

September 3, Asia Times

Study: Affirmative Action Helps Minority Students Perform Better In School

August 20, KPBS

Trump and COVID force Chinese students to rethink the US

September 2, Nikkei Asia

Affirmative action incentivizes high schoolers to perform better, new research shows

August 20, EurekaAlert

Quota Helped Bridge Education Gap by 40%, New Research Finds it Pushes School Students for Higher Studies

August 19, The World News

Affirmative action incentivizes high schoolers to perform better

August 21, Education Research Report

UCSD study: Minority students perform better where affirmative action is in place

August 21, News Break

Study Shows Affirmative Action Encourages Underrepresented Teens To Study Harder

August 23,

UCSD Study Suggests Affirmative Action Leads to Better Minority School Results

August 20, Times of San Diego

Do H-1B Visas Help or Hurt American Workers?

August 24,

New Research Shows Quota Helped Bridge Education Gap by 40%, Spurred Students on to Higher Studies

August 20, News18

Trade wars with China could cost US universities $1.15 billion

July 14, TechXplore

Trump downplays new China trade deal chances

July 13, Politico

​US Universities Could Lose $1.15 Billion in Tuition Revenue amid Trade War with China, Says Study

July 13, Knowledia

Hostile immigration policies from the White House are putting our innovation economy at risk​

July 14, San Diego Tribune

US-China trade war could cost unis $1.15bn

July 23, PIE News

Trade Wars with China Could Cost U.S. Universities $1.15 Billion

July 13, UCSD News Center and SD Metro


What U.S.-China trade war could cost U.S. colleges

July 13, University Business

US Universities Could Lose $1.15 Billion in Tuition Revenue amid Trade War with China, Says Study

July 9, 2020 CNN News18

H-1B Workers Are Helping to Save Jobs During the COVID-19 Recession

June 19, 2020 Cato Institute

Trade wars with China could cost US universities $1.15 billion

July 13, ScienceMag

Limiting immigrant student visas will hurt economy, researcher says

June 8, 2020 Fox5 San Diego

US May Have to Pay Heavy Price for Its Restrictions on Foreign Students, Say Experts

July 7, 2020 CNN News18

Visa Restrictions Will Worsen The Post-Covid Recession

June 9, 2020

UC San Diego study: New visa restrictions will make the U.S. economic downturn worse

June 10, 2020

New Visa Restrictions Will Make U.S. Economic Downturn Worse

June 8, 2020 Homeland Security News Wire

Study: Foreign Worker Restrictions Hurt American Workers

June 10, 2020 Documented

No 'Pomp' in Changed 'Circumstance': Indian Students in US Universities Live in Anxiety amid Lockdown

May 4, 2020 CNN News18

New Visa Restrictions will Make the U.S. Economic Downturn Worse

June 4, 2020 UCSD News

Anti-immigration policies to negatively impact US economy: Study

June 10, 2020 The Economic Times

A new study shows Trump’s anti-immigration policies will end up hurting the US

June 8, 2020  Yahoo! Finance and Quartz India

New Visa Restrictions Will Make The U.S. Economic Downturn Worse

June 4, 2020 Science Blog

Indian American researcher finds immigrant protections improve lives of US workers

June 19, 2020  The American Bazaar

New Visa restrictions will make the US economic downturn worse

June 9, 2020 7thSpace

Limiting immigrant student visas will hurt economy, researcher says

June 8, 2020

New visa restrictions will make the US economic downturn worse

June 4, 2020 and Parallelstate

2019 Media Mentions

Huge surge in foreign students helping UC San Diego diversify and pay its bills

February 10, 2019, quoted in The San Diego Union-Tribune

‘These Cuts Have Real Consequences’: A New Study Surveys the Damage of State Disinvestment in Public Universities

June 18, 2019, The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Impact of State Cuts

June 18, 2019, Inside Higher Ed

Cuts in state funding to public colleges may be to blame for a decline in bachelor’s degrees

June 18, 2019, MarketWatch

Georgia has cut higher ed money more than most states

June 22, 2019, Online Athens

US colleges look to insure against impact of trade war

September 13 2019, Financial Times

‘Brain waste’ exacts human and economic toll on U.S.

December 12 2019, News Decoder

2018 Media Mentions

Hiring highly educated immigrants leads to more innovation and better products

September 26, 2018, authored in The Conversation

Fewer international students could become a problem for US universities

July 28, 2018, authored in The Hill

UCSD study finds foreign workers help companies innovate

July 31, 2018, quoted in The San Diego Union-Tribune


H-1B Visas May Help Tech Firms Innovate. But at What Cost?

July 31, 2018, cited in Dice Insights

"An Immigrant Workforce Leads to Innovation, According to New UC San Diego Research"  UCSD News

See also: CBS 8Times of San DiegoFox 5 San DiegoScience DailyEurekAlert!Eurasia ReviewSciencemagDomain B


"Here’s proof that H-1B workers make American companies more innovative" Quartz

See alsoNextGov


"Researchers: H-1B workers bring innovation to business" HR Dive


"New Evidence Shows That Immigration Helps Us All" Economics 21


"President Trump, please treat legal immigrants fairly" News India Times


"Watch What Happens When You Push Away Skilled Immigrants" Bloomberg


"Study finds high-skilled immigrants benefit economy as Trump moves to make lives more difficult" Reveal News

"A growing number of California detainees are Indians crossing through Mexico to seek asylum" Los Angeles Times

"Impacts of H-1B visa reductions on economic growth" State Science & Technology Institute 

2017 Media Mentions

“H-1B visa cuts would damage US and Indian economies,“ The PIE News, Sept. 1, 2017.

“H-1B Visa Program Benefited Both US and India,” Bloomberg Technology (video), Aug. 15, 2017.

Workers in U.S. and India Make Huge Financial Gains Thanks to H1B Program, New Study Says, Murthy Law Firm, Aug. 15, 2017.

“The Economic Benefits of the H-1B Visa Program,” Bloomberg, Aug. 14, 2017.

“Scrapping the H1B Visa Program Would Hurt Both US and India,” Nearshore Americas, Aug. 14, 2017.

“5 immigration reform proposals that Americans actually support,” Think Progress, Aug. 10, 2017.

“India and US benefit from panned H-1B work visa program – study,” Techwire Asia, Aug. 10, 2017.

“US may lose its competitive edge due to H-1B clampdown: Report,” The Economic Times, Aug. 9, 2017.

“H1B visa clampdown may cost US its edge,” Business Standard, Aug. 9, 2017.

“Study: H-1B visa program has pushed incomes up in US, India,” CIO Dive, Aug. 9, 2017.

“Controversial visa scheme benefits both US and India: Study,” The Straits Times, Aug. 9, 2017.

“H-1B work visa programme benefits US, India: study,” The Business Times (subscription required), Aug. 9, 2017.

“H-1B工作签证项目赋予美国更高竞争力,” VOA (Chinese), Aug. 9, 2017

“Technology, Innovation, and the American Dream: New Study Finds H-1B Visas Benefit US and Indian Workforce,” Center for Global Development, Aug. 8, 2017.

“US may lose its competitive edge due to H-1B clampdown: Report,” MTNV News, Aug. 8, 2017.

“Work visa program benefits the U.S., India, new study says,” Fort Wayne Business Weekly (subscription required), Aug. 8, 2017.

“Study: H-1B Immigrants a 'Net Gain' for U.S.,” U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 8, 2017.

“The Value of The H-1B Visa,” Fortune, Aug. 8, 2017

“New Research Says H-1B Visas Created A $431 Million Net Gain For U.S. Workers,” Fortune, Aug. 7, 2017.

“Work Visa Program Benefits the U.S., India, New Study Says,” Bloomberg, Aug. 7, 2017.

2017 Indian Media Mentions (including Indian papers in the U.S.)

"Can the Indian IT sector overcome the H-1B hurdles?" India Global Business, October 2017. 

“H-1B visas called ‘net positive’ for U.S economy,” India Abroad, Aug. 11, 2017.

“H-1B visas, a much-maligned engine of growth,” India Abroad, Aug. 11, 2017.

“US may lose its competitive edge due to H-1B clampdown: Report,” The Economic Times, Aug. 9, 2017.

“US and India Benefit From H1B Visa, New Study Reveals,” Little India, Aug. 9, 2017.

“US may lose Indian talent, competitive edge due to H-1B clampdown: report,” The Hans India, Aug. 8, 2017.

“H-1B visa restriction may affect US IT production: Report,” The Indian Express, Aug. 8, 2017.

“H-1B visa clampdown to hurt US’s competitive edge: Report,” Live Mint, Aug. 8, 2017.

“H1B visa program benefits both US and India, says new study,” Live Mint, Aug. 8, 2017.

“US May Lose Its Competitive Edge Due To H-1B Clampdown: Report,” NDTV, Aug. 8, 2017.

“US may lose its competitive edge due to H-1B clampdown: Report,” The Times of India, Aug. 8, 2017.

“U.S. Better Off With H-1B Program, Says Indian American Economist in Report,” India West, Aug. 8, 2017.

“Stop blaming the H-1B visa for India’s brain drain—it actually achieved the opposite,” Quartz India, June 2, 2017.

Older Media Mentions, TV and Radio Interviews (pre - June, 2017)

a. On International Students at US Universities:

i. Articles: Inside Higher Ed, MarketWatchMichigan Daily,Bloomberg, NBER Digest (Mentions: 538, Bloomberg)

ii. Podcasts and Blogs (Center for Global Development): "How the US Immigration Ban Hurts Students, Universities, and the US Economy ,"The Evidence on Immigrants

b. On the H-1B Program and High-Skill Worker Migration:

i. Blogs: "How the American dream led to India’s IT boom (Ideas for India 2017)

ii. TV and Radio Interviews: Bloomberg (TV), Al JazeeraCNBC (TV), AirTalk (Radio: NPR affiliate)

iii. Articles (US media): Wall Street Journal, NBER DigestHKS (Shorenstein), Atlantic, Quartz, BuzzFeed, Morning Star, CIO Dive, Silicon Beat, Market Watch, Michigan News, NextGov, Vice, American Bazaar, (Mentions: Wiki (H-1B)  

iv. Articles (Indian media): Scroll,  NewsIndiaLive MintThe Economic TimesThe Times of IndiaThe Hindustan TimesThe HinduOutlook IndiaThe New Indian ExpressBusiness StandardNDTV,  Financial ExpressDeccan HeraldDNATelegu 360PostIndia Today, Quartz (India)

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