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honest123
09-15-2012, 03:54 AM
Just share the below news link with all of you:

Republicans ready 'STEM Jobs Act' - Computerworld (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9231276/Republicans_ready_STEM_Jobs_Act_)

Personally I do believe if US want foreign students to help economy, besides STEM visa for physically present US foreign students, other foreign students who have back to their home countries with Science & Medicine field academic degree should be given them another channels to come back to US for immigration and set up companies for US job creation too. It is because both are US foreign students in Science field but due to some visa processing difficulty in the past, they are forced to move out US. They also have both knowledge and money for immigration.

Administrator2
09-15-2012, 09:16 AM
Just share the below news link with all of you:

Republicans ready 'STEM Jobs Act' - Computerworld (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9231276/Republicans_ready_STEM_Jobs_Act_)

Personally I do believe if US want foreign students to help economy, besides STEM visa for physically present US foreign students, other foreign students who have back to their home countries with Science & Medicine field academic degree should be given them another channels to come back to US for immigration and set up companies for US job creation too. It is because both are US foreign students in Science field but due to some visa processing difficulty in the past, they are forced to move out US. They also have both knowledge and money for immigration.

The article is skewed in terms of information about the bill.

Many members have reached out asking us about this bill. STEM bill is dead on arrival. This bill is in a mess and is not expected to go anywhere. The article only talks about bill getting introduced and voted upon. It fails to mention that Democrats have introduced their own version of STEM bill and are unlikely to support Republican version of STEM bill. Under suspension rules in the House, the bill requires 2/3rd majority and so the bill is not expected to pass in the House.

As we have said it all along, there is only one high skilled immigration bill - HR3012 - that can pass the Congress.

ascetic
09-15-2012, 09:30 AM
Totally agree with admin's statement. I am just flustered about the hullabaloo surrounding this bill in the immigration forums. The fact that Mr. Lamar is introducing such a bill is applaudable. But there are other similar bills already on the table, not in the house but in the senate, albeit with slight to major differences. If they all cannot go nowhere, where is this gonna go? The answer to that is simple. Onto Mr. Smith's resume. However as of now both the parties are involved in some sort of tug of war.

Democrats produce rival STEM visa bill - Computerworld (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9231295/Democrats_produce_rival_STEM_visa_bill)

As for the future (who ever the president might be), the senate and the house are still going to be divided for another at least 2 years and so I am not expecting something that passes one place to pass another or for that matter anything to even pass in one place. Perhaps renaming post offices and many other silliness of extreme magnitude will survive.

bigboy007
09-15-2012, 10:33 AM
If HR 3012 can get 96% votes in house , can't stem bill get two third. Everyone are saying legal immigration bills can be passed easily once they bring the bill for voting. So far nothing was passed because they did not come for voting. If that is correct then STEM should be passed
Sure its easy to say ... will you be there to lobby for it on arrival...? words "should" means what there is nothing like that in Congress that is "should" on immigration.

Administrator2
09-15-2012, 11:32 AM
If HR 3012 can get 96% votes in house , can't stem bill get two third. Everyone are saying legal immigration bills can be passed easily once they bring the bill for voting. So far nothing was passed because they did not come for voting. If that is correct then STEM should be passed

We have been telling over an year the chances of STEM bill. Guess we have a learned a few things over the years.

As bigboy said, there is nothing "should" about the Congress. As the things have been for last 2 years, STEM bill has no chance to get 2/3rd majority. And if you don't believe this, there is only 1 way to find out, just wait for another week.

greyhair
09-16-2012, 04:01 AM
It was a good thing you had Zoe Lofgen at your summit...her STEM bill applies the same 7% per-country limit to the new STEM visas (top of Page 5: Attracting the Best and Brightest Act of 2012 (http://www.scribd.com/doc/105943786/Attracting-the-Best-and-Brightest-Act-of-2012))

What difference does it make if it is "dead on arrival". You may have a bill with 5 million STEM green cards with no per-country limit, but how does it matter if its not going anywhere? Zoe Lofgen's bill is a statement for Republicans that their bill won't go anywhere if they are not willing to involve Democrats.

There is no point in debating which of all the dead bills are better. They are all dead.

Tarang
09-16-2012, 08:59 AM
Reality check as mentioned by IV core.
Parties lock horns over legislation to boost high-skilled immigration - The Hill's Hillicon Valley (http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/249699-parties-lock-horns-over-legislation-to-boost-high-skilled-immigration)