Comment: 55,000 More Visas For STEM Grads?
Today, New York Senator Charles Schumer is releasing information about a bill he plans to introduce before the Senate tomorrow. The bill calls for the advent of a two-year pilot program that would allow 55,000 additional green cards each year for foreign-born graduates with master's degrees or higher from American universities in science, math, technology or engineering (STEM) fields. Schumer's bill is substantially similar, in this regard, to the one introduced by Texas Representative Lamar Smith in the House. Smith's bill, however, calls for the total elimination of the Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery, a move that has drawn the ire of House Democrats, who believe the DV Lottery provides an additional means for legal immigration which should not be rescinded. Schumer's office has reportedly already been reaching out to businesses in the high-tech community to rally support for his measure. Of course, it remains to be seen whether either Mr. Schumer's bill or Mr. Smith's will ever even be voted upon, as there is very limited time remaining in this session of Congress; perhaps both of these bills are just political maneuvers by both sides, attempting to cull additional support before the election without intending to provide any real change. Do either of these matters stand a chance of making it through both Houses before the session ends? Or are two shrewd politicians simply paying lip service to an issue on which high-tech industries badly needs assistance to remain competitive in today's global economy? Read the full article here and share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

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