New Bill Aims to Ease Immigration for Scientists, Engineers

Kansas City infoZine
June 8, 2012

The ticket to a better economy and higher employment rate in the United States is to issue more visas to foreign experts in math and science, House lawmakers say.

Washington, D.C. – infoZine – Scripps Howard Foundation Wire – A new bill aims to create two types of visas: one for up to 50,000 foreign students who graduate from a university in the United States with a master’s or doctorate degree in science and math fields such as technology and engineering.

Foreign graduates currently have to be sponsored by a company, but there are quotas for visa applications for each country, which reaches its limit very quickly. The second type would offer permanent residency to immigrants who start new companies that generate jobs.

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