This is another feature of late-stage capitalism with a variant of "brain drain," which used to mean educated people moving away but now means educated immigrants coming here to transfer your nation's secrets and know-how to their home countries.
Feng “Franklin” Tao, 47, of Lawrence, Kansas, is an associate professor of engineering at the University of Kansas, was born in China and moved to the United States in 2002.
"Moved to the United States" is a way of not using the words "Chinese immigrant."
He has been employed since August 2014 at the Kansas university’s Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis in Lawrence. The center conducts research on sustainable technology to conserve natural resources and energy.
An extensively detailed superseding indictment charges Feng “Franklin” Tao, 47, of Lawrence, Kansas, with two counts of wire fraud and one count of program fraud for failing to disclose on conflict-of-interest forms the work he was doing for China while employed as a full-time associate professor at the University of Kansas' Center for Environmental Beneficial Catalysis. Prosecutors said some of the Tao's research at the Kansas university was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
The 16-page indictment describes how China spurred its rapid economic growth by offering scholarships or funding to foreign students or visiting professors who were studying or working at U.S. universities. It also used “talent plans” designed to encourage the transfer of original ideas and intellectual property from U.S. universities to Chinese government institutions to enhance Chinese “scientific development, economic prosperity, and national security."
Indictment: Kansas researcher secretly worked for China, by Roxana Hegeman, AP, January 15, 2020
So U.S. tax dollars are literally funding research and development for our foreign adversaries because of our open borders college system.