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This week the House of Representatives made a positive move in reforming the US immigration process by passing the STEM Jobs Act sponsored by Lamar Smith (R-TX).

STEM Jobs Act of 2012 – Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to make up to 55,000 visas available to qualified immigrants who:
(1) have a doctorate degree in a field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM degree) from a U.S. university;
(2) agree to work for at least five years for the petitioning employer or in the United States in a STEM field upon being lawfully admitted for permanent residence; and
(3) have taken all doctoral courses in a STEM field, including all correspondence courses, while physically present in the United States. Makes any such unused visas available to aliens who:
(1) hold a master’s degree in a STEM field from a U.S. university;
(2) agree to work for a total of at least five years for the petitioning employer or in the United States in a STEM field upon being lawfully admitted for permanent residence;
(3) have taken all master’s degree courses in a STEM field, including all correspondence courses, while physically present in the United States; and
(4) hold a baccalaureate degree in a STEM field or in the biological and biomedical sciences.

This act does what our immigration policy should do: ensure a higher level of economic growth in the United States by encouraging the brightest and most talented students in the world to become permanent residents of the United States. It also reduces the wait for the families of the visa recipients to receive residency visas which is now at least two years.

 

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  1. Xavier

    December 3rd, 2012

    “If you support this bill, you are saying that one group of immigrants is better than another”

    That’s why they’re getting preference, imbecile.

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  2. SgtZim

    December 3rd, 2012

    It would be a perfect bill if it required deportation of 2 idiots (liberals) for each new visa.

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  3. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 3rd, 2012

    When my grandmother came to this country from Ireland just past the turn of the 20th century, she had a sponsor and a job waiting for her. She could not get into the country otherwise. Her employeer had to take the word of others that she was a good employment risk. She had to live up to that, and did so, proving that her references were honest and trustworthy.

    All the while, culture shock was a major issue for her. Small island nation with small towns (she was from one in the north), big boat sailing on a big angry ocean, American economic colossus in a continent-sized country.

    Yet she persevered, winning a battle with TB, to marry a NYC police officer who later died in the line of duty, and raised 4 children, one of whom was my mother, the greatest woman that ever lived.

    That’s what immigration means.

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  4. AbigailAdams

    December 3rd, 2012

    “It doesn’t matter that Luis Gutierrez wouldn’t recognize a core value of the United States if one leapt out of the tall grass and latched onto his butt.”

    Agreed. If the progtards only knew just exactly how idiotic they sound….*sigh*

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  5. Mr. Happy

    December 3rd, 2012

    Luis Gutierrez is scum.

    Now having said that, I hope this doesn’t devalue the wages in STEM fields like the H1B visa abuses have stagnated wages in much of the IT field.

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  6. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 3rd, 2012

    STEM?

    Stick it
    To
    Em
    Mericans

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  7. Tony R

    December 3rd, 2012

    The LAST thing the progs want is educated immigrants.

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  8. moarkdave

    December 3rd, 2012

    I do think that there needs to be preferential treatment to more desirable immigrants.
    But, here is my gripe about this particular bill and this area of immigration. This applies to people from India more than any other country. They come over here and get their college education – free in many cases. The universities give many of them scholarships to make their campuses more international and to allow the local students the opportunity of a more “diversified” education.
    Once here, they bring their wives over and start having babies – anchor babies. So even when their Visas expire – they get to stay.
    The jobs that this group take are the higher paying tech/computer/medical jobs that we really should be training our citizens to do first. How many 30-45 yo Americans would love the opportunity to have a chance at these jobs? Well they can, if they pay for their own education — but come in from another country and your education is free. How about leveling the field for our own first?

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