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Astronomy and Astrophysics

It's not just poor and uneducated Mexicans who move to the US

MEXICO CITY If Donald Trump thinks all Mexican migrants are criminals, it's because he hasn't met the likes of Pablo Meyer, a computational biologist, or Enrico Ramirez Ruiz, an astrophysicist. They are two of the thousands of Mexicans with doctorates who've left their homeland, mostly for the United States, in a brain drain that saps Mexican academia of super-hot minds. Some of them sought jobs in Mexico and couldn't find them, securing slots instead on the faculties of U.S. universities. Others long to return. Still others did come back, only to get fed up with bureaucracy or disgusted by crime and return to the United States, where academia and industry recognize...

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