House Advances Bill Expanding Science and Technology Visas

The House on Friday voted to pass a bill that would allow foreign students who graduated from U.S. colleges and universities with degrees in science and technology to obtain green cards to become permanent legal residents. The lower chamber voted 245-139 to pass the bill, titled the STEM Jobs Act (named after science, technology, engineering, and math fields). Twenty-seven Democrats joined Republicans in supporting it. Still, the legislation faces an uncertain future in the Senate, which is...Full Story
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