Stop Exploitation of Foreign Postdocs in the United States. Nature 563(7732):444.
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A survey reveals some lab heads are using the need for visas to create unacceptable conditions for junior researchers. [Excerpt] [...] Most estimates agree that about half of the postdocs working in the United States are overseas visitors who rely on short-term visas. Institutions typically sponsor the renewals and extensions. This is largely done by individual departments and lab heads, with universities' central administrations having little formal role in the recruitment and experiences of postdocs. This puts senior scientists in a position of power. None should use this as leverage against less senior colleagues – many of whom are far from home and vulnerable. Colleagues who see such actions should report them. Future assessments and surveys of postdocs should probe this issue further. [...]
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  title = {Stop Exploitation of Foreign Postdocs in the {{United States}}},
  author = {{Nature}},
  date = {2018-11},
  journaltitle = {Nature},
  volume = {563},
  pages = {444},
  issn = {0028-0836},
  doi = {10.1038/d41586-018-07479-7},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-018-07479-7},
  abstract = {A survey reveals some lab heads are using the need for visas to create unacceptable conditions for junior researchers.

[Excerpt] [...] Most estimates agree that about half of the postdocs working in the United States are overseas visitors who rely on short-term visas. Institutions typically sponsor the renewals and extensions. This is largely done by individual departments and lab heads, with universities' central administrations having little formal role in the recruitment and experiences of postdocs. This puts senior scientists in a position of power. None should use this as leverage against less senior colleagues -- many of whom are far from home and vulnerable. Colleagues who see such actions should report them. Future assessments and surveys of postdocs should probe this issue further. [...]},
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