STEM Act Passage Shows Parties Still Far Apart On ImmigrationThe idea of a STEM bill is popular in both parties. But the question of how and when to address the problem is another story.
STEM legislation includes a deceptive ployStanding for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the STEM bill would provide green cards to foreign nationals who have earned their Ph.
Republicans renew push for anti-minority STEM billJust three weeks ago, minority and immigrant communities turned out in record numbers to support President Obama and other Democratic candidates.
House Poised to Pass STEM Immigration BillSmith's STEM bill is slated to come up for debate on Thursday. Smith did make some minor changes to the measure, including making it easier for family members of STEM green-card holders to stay in the United States while they wait for their own green ...
Obama administration comes out against STEM billThe Obama administration on Wednesday announced its opposition to an immigration bill by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) that is designed to boost the number of visas for foreign-born graduates with advanced technical degrees from 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.
House to consider limited GOP immigration billThe House voted on a STEM bill - standing for science, technology, engineering and mathematics - in September, but under a procedure requiring a two-thirds majority.
STEM Act Receives Official Opposition From White HouseDemocrats are outraged by the Republican-led STEM bill, despite a few changes added to appeal to them. One is a provision that allows some spouses and children of legal permanent residents to come to the country while waiting for visa approval, which ...
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 ...
Rep. Gutierrez: STEM Visa Bill a 'Shell Game' that Starts Immigration Reform ..."I want Republicans to know that Democrats support STEM visas. We don't need to kill other legal immigration programs to create a STEM program. But Republicans are more interested in killing the Diversity Visa Program than in creating a program for ...
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.
Dems slam GOP's House immigration bill as two-facedThe House will vote on the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) Jobs Act later this week, a bill that would give visas to foreigners with high-tech degrees from American universities, while eliminating a program that offers visas to ...
House Immigration Bill Increases Foreign STEM Workers, Hurts AmericansThe legislation, H.R. 6429, also known as the STEM Jobs Act, would further undermine the interests of Americans who want to work in these fields, warns the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which is opposing the bill. While H.R. 6429 ...
House to vote on bill to give residency to advanced-degree foreign graduates ...The main point of contention is that the bill would offset the 55,000 permanent residency visas to be offered to graduates of masters and doctorate programs in the STEM fields by eliminating the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, which makes visas ...
Analysis: The Diversity Lottery -- Do We Need It?The STEM bill, sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), aims to add 55,000 visas for highly educated workers in science, technology, engineering and math.
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.
Idaho Congressman's STEM Jobs Bill To Get Another ShotA modified version of Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador's STEM Jobs Act will get a vote in the House Friday. It expands visas for foreign science and technology students and makes it easeir for green card holders to bring their immediate families to the ...
High-skill green cards get lame-duck push in CongressIn the first test of a new political climate on immigration reform, the lame-duck House of Representatives is renewing a push to eliminate America's random visa lottery and replace it with a bill favored by thousands of Silicon Valley immigrant workers ...
In the news this morning: Immigrant moms lead decline in US birthrate, STEM ...In the news this morning: Immigrant moms lead decline in US birthrate, STEM-related immigration bill up for vote, more · Leslie Berestein Rojas | November 30th, 2012, 9:48am.
House votes to offer advanced-degree visasThe partisan bickering attending the STEM bill signaled how hard it likely will be to pass more far-reaching immigration legislation.