2012-11-30 17:26:44

House Passes STEM Jobs Act

The House of Representatives on Friday passed the STEM Jobs Act, which would increase the number of green cards available to foreign graduates with advanced technical degrees in science, technology, engineering and math from U.S. universities. It would not create additional visas; rather, it would eliminate the Diversity Visa Lottery program, which allots almost half of its visas to African immigrants. The legislation, which is not expected to pass in the Senate, is one of two immigration bills introduced this week by Republican lawmakers.

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