That is often the message we send the world's most productive and creative people who want to live and work in the U.S.
Check out this new flowchart from the Reason Foundation showing how difficult it is to immigrate to the U.S. -- legally.
As you'll see, the best-case if-you're-lucky scenario is six years. More likely 10-20 years. Often, impossible.
This is not the way to remain a dynamic and innovative nation.