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Senate and House Unveil Immigration Bills for Foreign Tech Talents

By Bill at September 20, 2012 06:32
Filed Under: Immigration News
Both Senate and House introduced new immigration bills to reform the U.S. visa system, to encourage the world's best and brightest to stay in America, and fix the shortage of highly qualified engineers.

On Tuesday, Senators Charles Schumer unveiled the "BRAINS" Act, an immigration bill to make an additional 55,000 green cards available each year to foreign-born graduates of American universities, if they have advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) fields. 

The proposal is similar to Rep. Lamar Smith's highly-skilled immigration bill that's set for a House vote later this week. Smith's STEM Jobs Act has 44 cosponsors, and will eliminate the diversity visa program(Green Card Lottery). 

Please visit to read the details of both bills. Please also visit our F1 Visa section to search American universities and colleges who are authorized to issue student visa.

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