Congressional Measures May Help Foreigners Get Work Visas

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
June 3, 2012

Ashish Singh wants the United States to use his brain.

The 22-year-old native of Nepal is majoring in computer engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He wants to get a master’s degree and is open to working in this country. But to do so, Singh would need to get a temporary work visa — a process he says isn’t easy.

“America needs to acquire a system that can use innovative foreign brains, providing them a legal status and not going through the hassle of getting sponsored by a company,” Singh said.

Some changes may be under way.

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has proposed helping former international students with graduate degrees to live and work legally in the United States.

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