Want to Work in the US? New STEM Legislation to Increase H1-B Visas
February 13th, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel

US permanent residentsLast week a bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill to increase the number of H1-B visas (or, work visas) and to also automatically issue green cards to those graduates in the STEM fields. If you are not yet familiar with STEM, it is an acronym for degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. These degrees are in high demand – especially in the USA – due to the lack of qualified candidates in the US for high-tech jobs.

This legislation, also known as the “Immigration Innovation Act of 2013”, would encourage those international graduates to stay in the US and contribute to the economy. As the US President, Barak Obama, announced comprehensive immigration reform, this is considered the first of a four-part plan to change the way immigrants are allowed in. Read the rest of this entry »


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