A report on The Hill
quotes American Nobel laureate Sir J Fraser Stoddart: "I think the resounding message that should go out all around the world is that science is global. United States should be welcoming people from all over the world, including the Middle East."
Fraser, who is Scottish by birth, became a US citizen in 2011. He is one of the three laureates in chemistry.
In the report, Fraser praises America for its "openness" which makes it possible for the top scientists to come together. He believes the scientific establishment will remain strong as long as they don't "turn back on immigration."
He had won the prize in chemistry with Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Bernard Feringa, French and Dutch researchers-- for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.
"I think the United States is what it is today largely because of open borders," Fraser says and that political leaders today are not "people of the times."
The Republican nominee Donald Trump overtly suggested to make the immigration law stricter-- making bizarre proposals for "building a wall" and make "Mexico pay for that wall" and "extreme vetting". Amid such rhetoric, the world too has witnessed a massive migration crisis.
Another America Nobel laureate Duncan Haldane calls the immigration process as a "bureaucratic nightmare for many people" in an interview with The Hill.
Duncan is an English Princeton University researcher and won the prize for physics. He shares this award with two other British immigrants David Thouless of Yale University and Michael Kosterlitz of Brown University.
According to Fraser, the higher education system in the US is "second to none" and for science, it is "as close to perfect as one could hope it to be."
The other winners are British immigrant Oliver Hart of Harvard University and Finnish immigrant Bengt Holmström of Massachusetts Institute of Technology who both won the prize for Economics