Massachusetts’ clever immigration reform workaround

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick holds a press briefing in Boston in January.

FORTUNE In Americas battle to keep theforeign entrepreneurs it trains, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has thrown down a massive gauntlet.

Announcing a broad economic growth package last week, Deval introduced what hes dubbed the Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GER) Program. The proposal: Foreign students who attended colleges and universities in Massachusetts and are interested in staying in the state as entrepreneurs can ap