Republicans Ready ‘STEM Jobs Act’

Computerworld US
September 14, 2012

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House is moving closer to acting on legislation that makes green cards available to as many as 55,000 foreign nationals who have earned an advanced degree in a science, technology, engineering or math, the so-called STEM fields.

U.S. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), who as head of the House Judiciary Committee is the lead lawmaker on immigration matters, is preparing to introduce legislation as early as Friday to create a STEM visa, say sources familiar with the situation.

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