STEM Jobs Act: House votes to give green cards to US-trained math and science ...The US House passed a bill today that would replace the green card lottery with a program that awards permanent residency visas to foreign graduates of US master's and doctoral programs in science, technology, engineering and math, Reuters reported.
High-skill green cards get lame-duck push in CongressPassage of the visa swap would fulfill a goal of reigning House Republicans to gut the annual "diversity visa lottery," which randomly awards 50,000 green cards for permanent residency to people from countries with low rates of immigration to the ...
GOP immigration bill keeps the well-educatedIt would offer as many as 55,000 immigrant visas a year to people in science, technology, engineering and math fields, and would free up those visas by eliminating the diversity visa lottery, which offers green cards based on random chance. "We cannot ...
House votes to offer advanced-degree visasWASHINGTON (AP) - Testing the waters of what is expected to be a turbulent battle over immigration policy next year, the House voted Friday to make green cards accessible to foreign students graduating with advanced science and math degrees from U.S ...
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STEM legislation includes a deceptive ployCommonly known as the Green Card Lottery, the Diversity Visa program was implemented under the 1990 Legal Immigration and Reform.
Green Card Lottery: Last Day to RegisterReno, NV, November 01, 2012 --(PR.com)-- This is the next to the last day available for potential applicants to apply for the Green Card Lottery, the Congressionally mandated diversity program that distributes 50,000 green cards to immigrants every year.
House to consider limited GOP immigration billBut the legislation would still eliminate the Diversity Visa Lottery Program which gives out a similar 55,000 green cards a year to those from countries, including many in Africa, with traditionally low rates of immigration to the U.S. That prompted ...
GOP's STEM Act Family Provision Would Benefit Latinos Most, But Bill Seems ...Latinos could be among the biggest beneficiaries of a provision of a Republican bill that allows spouses and minor children of legal immigrants to live in the United States while waiting for their green card application to be processed. ... not ...
Reminder: Diversity Visa ("green card") Lottery deadlineThe application period for the Department of State's (DOS) Diversity Visa (DV) ("green card") lottery for Fiscal Year 2014 began on October 2, 2012.
House to vote on increasing advanced-degree visasWASHINGTON - The House has approved legislation to offer green cards to foreign students with advanced degrees, but only after a partisan fight that portends trouble when Congress attempts a wholesale immigration overhaul next year.
GOP Immigration Efforts: Republicans Stepping In Own WayThe so-called STEM bill would also make it easier for those green card holders to be reunited with spouses or children living abroad.
LA Affairs: He hit the lottery — then really won big... in Toronto when I spied an unusual ad in the morning paper. It was an announcement from the U.S. government recruiting able-bodied Canadians to apply for a lottery to enter the U.S. legally with a resident alien, or green, card. I took the bait and ...
House poised to pass STEM immigration billZoe Lofgren, D-Calif., who has offered her own STEM green-card legislation. She has criticized the bill for eliminating the Diversity Visa Program.
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US House votes to expand visas for high-tech foreign workersMany Democrats including President Barack Obama oppose the bill because it would eliminate an existing program, often called the green card lottery, which provides visas to people from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. The ...
A UK expat's guide to the USYou can get a green card through a job or offer of employment, provided there aren't enough US workers who can do the job. If you don't have a job you could take pot luck in the annual green card lottery. Every year, 55,000 win permanent residence ...
Immigration Reform News and Impact on US Homeland Security November 26 ...21, 2012) The bill is a modified version of H.R. 6429, which eliminates the visa lottery by reallocating the 55,000 green cards available under the program to two new employment-based visa categories, the EB-6 and EB-7. (See H.R. 6429; see also Summary ...
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The Shape of a Future Immigration Deal?This would give green cards to foreign students who get U.S. graduate degrees in technical fields, in exchange for eliminating the egregious Visa Lottery for random unskilled immigrants. What's been added since the last time the House considered this ...