House Passes Immigration Reform, STEM ACt May Head to SenateNext Slide Previous Slide. Washington, D.C. - In the first post-election effort to reform U.S. immigration policy, the House on Friday approved a Republican-sponsored measure, STEM Jobs Act, by a margin of 245 to 139. The vote fell primarily along ...
STEM legislation includes a deceptive ployAt first sight, the STEM Jobs Act sponsored and passed by House Republicans this week, seems like a good idea. It's a step in the right direction toward reforming our broken immigration system.
As STEM Act Vote Nears, Some Experts Dispute High Tech Worker ShortageAs Republicans prepare to take the STEM Act to a House vote, the tech industry is applauding the move, but some academic experts are questioning whether it's needed.
GOP's STEM Act Family Provision Would Benefit Latinos Most, But Bill Seems ...The bill, called the STEM Jobs Act, is set to be debated and voted on in the House of Representatives by Friday. Its original focus when it was first introduced in September was to expand the number of green cards for international students who ...
STEM Act Receives Official Opposition From White HouseWASHINGTON -- The Obama administration announced on Wednesday its opposition to the latest House Republican effort on immigration: a bill that would expand visas to certain holders of advanced degrees by eliminating another visa program entirely.
New STEM visa law could transform US economyMaking more STEM visas available to highly trained students is a win-win for job creators and our economy. Last Congress, I introduced the Visas for Investors and STEM Students Act (VISSA) to reform the Diversity Visa Lottery Program by reallocating 55 ...
House to consider limited GOP immigration billMegan Whittemore, spokeswoman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., a key proponent of the STEM Act, said the bill is "family friendly, helping spouses and minor children who would otherwise be separated from their families for extended periods ...
House Republicans Hold News Conf. On STEM Jobs Act of 2012WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) talk to ...
Obama, Silicon Valley at odds over immigration billIn a statement made on Wednesday, the White House said it opposes the STEM Jobs Act of 2012, a bit of legislation backed by Apple, Cisco, Oracle and Adobe that would make work visas available to foreign graduates of American universities who earn ...
SEIU: STEM Jobs Act Unfairly Benefits Some at the Expense of OthersLamar Smith (R-TX) prepares to step down as House Judiciary Committee Chairman with a parting shot at immigrant communities by resurrecting a partisan special interest bill, the "STEM Jobs Act," that was defeated by the House earlier this year.
House to vote on increasing advanced-degree visasIn approving what is called the STEM Jobs Act on a 245-139 vote, Republicans who control the House were signaling Hispanic voters who abandoned them in the election that they're serious about fixing the flawed system.
US House Could Vote on STEM Act This Week and Create 55000 Visas for ...According to ABC News Univision, the U.S. House of Representatives could reportedly be voting on the STEM Jobs Act on Friday.
Immigration group pessimistic re: STEM Jobs ActRecently House Judiciary Committee chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) introduced the "STEM Jobs Act of 2012." Under that legislation, foreign graduates with a degree in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) from a U.S.
CEA Applauds Passage of the STEM Jobs Act"We thank the House for passing the STEM Jobs Act. It is clearly in our national interest to not only attract the world's best and brightest to our universities but also to allow those who receive STEM graduate degrees to stay here and start companies ...
House votes to offer advanced-degree visasFor Republicans largely shunned by Hispanic voters in the November elections, the 245-139 vote for the STEM Jobs Act was a way of showing they have softened their hardline immigration policies and are ready to work for more comprehensive legislation.
STEM bill vote today: Thriving economy depends on diversityToday, the House will vote on the STEM Jobs Act, a bill introduced by House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, that will award 55,000 visas to foreign graduates of U.S.
STEM Bill Still Plagued by PoliticsKnown as the "STEM Jobs Act," the bill's primary provisions would do something that virtually all members of Congress support: create 55,000 immigrant visas (i.
Obama opposes Silicon Valley firms on immigration reformObama opposes Silicon Valley firms on immigration reform. White House announcement before congressional vote on STEM Jobs Act puts president in opposition to many of the Silicon Valley firms and executives who bankrolled his re-election campaign.
Republicans to Vote on Expanding VisasAccording to The Wall Street Journal, this bill, which is being called the STEM Jobs ACT, also features as a provision "allowing the families of those with green cards to wait for their own green cards while in the U.S.
Republicans renew push for anti-minority STEM billOn Friday, the House will again consider the Republican "STEM Jobs Act," which would provide green cards to foreign, advanced-degree graduates of U.S.