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Foreign rs Docfo worn ing . Asians Lead I Immigrants w ' New York Timet Service WASHINGTON The , brain drain of scientists, en- en- giheers and physicians im-; im-; im-; m 1 g r a t i n g to the United States has accelerated in re- re- cent years, but Asia has replaced replaced Europe as the main i source of this incoming ' technical manpower. I The trend is made clear in ' a report just published by "the National Science Foundation. Foundation. The reasons for it, "m according to the report, are lack of job opportunities in 'the Immigrant home coun- coun- tries and changes in U.S. im- im- migration laws in' 1965 that nave made it easier for tech-. tech-. tech-. nically " trained Asians to enter this country. The largest single incre- incre- ments of scientific and tech- tech- nlcal manpower from aboard r in : recent years have been scientists and engineers from i India and physicians from the Philippines, the report shows. In 1972, however, more physicians immigrated to the U.S. from India than from the Philippines. In many cases the im- im- migrants have been here for ; years as students and under other temporary arrange- arrange- ments, but have been able to . obtain immigrant status only recently. ! .The report, entitled Scien- Scien- tisti, Engineers and Physi-J Physi-J Physi-J Cians from Abroad, covers - trends from fiscal year 1949 through 1970, with some preliminary preliminary figures for fiscal c year 1971. - . , Data not yet published show a general continuation of the trends through 1971, and not much change is expected expected to be shown for 1972, Norman Seltzer, study director director of the foundation's scientific, scientific, manpower studies group, said, in answer to a question. In the future, some lessening lessening of the influx of scientists is predicted because of a tight job market for them in the U.S. but this is not expected expected to apply to physicians. physicians. The report said 13,300 immigrant immigrant scientists and en-' en-' en-' gineers were admitted to the .U.S. jh. fiscal year 1970. This was over 30 per cent more than had entered during the previous year an 2l2 times the number for 1965. Physicians Physicians immigrated at the rate of about 3,000 a year during the five years through 1970, as contrasted with 2,000 in 1965. Figures from the National Institutes of Health show that the influx of physician Immigrants has increased sharply since 1970 and that

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  1. News-Press,
  2. 14 Jan 1973, Sun,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 15

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