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    the fact that one of the reasons that US universities are the best in the world is that

    they intake the best students/researchers not only from the US but from all over the world.

    (encouragement of innovation and funding/investment in R&D being the other important reasons). Take a look at either Academia or Industry(R&D):

    in STEM, there is significant percentage of foreigners or foreign-born people.

    Again, as far as peer-reviewed publications go, you'll find the same trend. Innovation and technological leadership is a consequence of the "American approach" and not "American citizens". Lastly, I don't think you can substantiate your claims that

    ...with Americans possessing those credentials and more importantly, patents.

    10-30% of the people involved in STEM R&D are foreigners/foreign-born, do you sincerely expect us to believe that all innovation/patents is the exclusive forte of just Americans?

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