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According to a new report from the Partnership for a New American Economy, three out of every four patents awarded to a US research institute includes an immigrant inventor, says The New York Times. Most of the patents examined by the foundation — a nonprofit organization founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — dealt with science, technology, engineering, or math, which are drivers of job growth, the Times says.

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