Friday, November 30, 2012

Stem visas

  • House OKs STEM visas for foreign students getting advanced degrees

    WASHINGTON -- 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.

  • White House opposes GOP STEM visa bill, as heat rises

    Computerworld - WASHINGTON -- The White House is all for the idea of a STEM visa, just not the one in a bill by House Republicans.

  • STEM legislation includes a deceptive ploy

    There is one part of the STEM bill that Republicans aren't as quick to tout: the abolition of the Diversity Visa program. House Republicans giveth, and House Republicans taketh away.

  • New STEM visa law could transform US economy

    Making 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 ...

  • 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.

  • House to vote on increasing advanced-degree visas

    Zoe Lofgren, whose northern California district includes many high-tech companies that for years have pushed for STEM visas so that they can hire the highly trained foreign scientists and engineers who now are forced to leave the country and find jobs ...

  • House votes to offer advanced-degree visas

    The STEM Act visas would be in addition to about 140,000 employment-based visas for those ranging from lower-skilled workers to college graduates and people in the arts, education and athletics.

  • House set to vote again on STEM visas

    Computerworld - WASHINGTON - For a second time in as many months, U.S. House Republicans will try to win approval of legislation to issue up to 55,000 so-called STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) visas to students who earn advanced ...

  • STEM Visa considered for a House vote next week

    After the Thanksgiving break, Congressional members in the House will consider voting on a Republican-backed STEM Visa bill next week adding to their list of legislative priorities during the lame-duck session.

  • As STEM Act Vote Nears, Some Experts Dispute High Tech Worker Shortage

    "There is a lot of consensus on the left and the right about wanting to increase the number of STEM visas," said Daniel Costa, immigration policy analyst for the Economic Policy Institute.

  • High-skill green cards get lame-duck push in Congress

    The high-skill STEM visas have bipartisan consensus in Congress, but most Democrats have been unwilling to sacrifice the two-decade-old visa lottery to get them.

  • STEM Bill Still Plagued by Politics

    With more than 75% of Americans supporting such proposals, the creation of STEM visas is a political and economic no-brainer that could go a long way to creating an immigration system that helps U.S.

  • US House Planning To Vote Soon On More Visas for STEM Fields

    Members of the U.S. House are expected to vote this week on a bill that would expand immigrant visas for science, technology and engineering students.

  • The House is likely to vote on and pass a STEM-visa act that is utterly DOA

    More STEM visas? Sounds great, doesn't it? STEM, the acronomic buzzword that stands for 'Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, encapsulates the side of education that is often referred to as 'hard.

  • STEM Act Receives Official Opposition From White House

    The STEM Jobs Act, proposed by House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), is focused on the relatively uncontroversial idea that more highly-skilled immigrants should be allowed to come to, or stay in, the U.S.

  • GOP Pushes Bill to Expand Student Visas and Ease Rules for Relatives of ...

    The House voted on a STEM bill - standing for science, technology, engineering and mathematics - in September, but under a procedure requiring a two-thirds majority.

  • Immigration Reform Republican Supported STEM Immigration Reform Will Only ...

    ... immigration overhaul has been mounting in response not only to demographics, but also to the United States' impending deficit of STEM graduates.

  • US IT firms press Obama to increase number of STEM visas

    US IT firms press Obama to increase number of STEM visas. 08 November 2012. For concise and recent immigration information watch our news.

  • IEEE-USA Report Shows STEM Visas Can Promote Diversity & Have Positive ...

    "The data indicates that swapping the visa lottery for STEM green cards will not diminish the diversity of America's immigration sources.

  • Republicans to Vote on Expanding Visas

    ... as Republicans plan to vote on immigration legislation next week which includes expanding visas to science, technology, engineering and mathematics students.

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