House Passes Bill to Issue More STEM Visas

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed an immigration bill that would eliminate the current diversity visa program. These visas would be reallocated to foreign postgraduate students attending American universities.The House passed the bill by a 245-139 vote. The bill is called “The STEM Jobs Act” and it would allocate up to 55,000 U.S. green cards or permanent resident visas for high-tech immigrants with a doctorate or a master’s degree from a U.S. university in one of the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering or mathematics). It would also allow spouses and children of these graduates to obtain green cards after one year.