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For H1-B visa holders, a layoff means a severe career derailment. By Lydia DePillis Until March, Ashwani Chandra’s life was proceeding according to plan. After getting a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, he worked for three years designing pipeline systems for the oilfield services […]

A growing number of immigrants are pursuing careers in science and engineering in the United States, according to a new report by the National Science Foundation. An estimated 5.2 million, or 18 percent, of the country’s 29 million scientists and engineers were immigrants in 2013 — up from 3.4 million, […]