The number of immigrant scientists and engineers in the US has risen from 3.4 million to 5.2 million between 2003 and 2013. In total, nearly 20 percent of the science and engineering workforce are immigrants.
This includes 3 million scientists emigrating from Asia, 1 million from Europe, 330,000 from Africa, and over 600,000 from Central and South America.
"I think the resounding message that should go out all around the world is that science is global," said Sir J Fraser Stoddart, one of the three laureates in chemistry.
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