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Old 07-29-2013, 03:11 PM
 
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Hi everyone,
you're all discussing the issue of the 11M illegals, but this bill is not only about that. It would also allow foreign students who obtained a degree at a US University to get a green card more easily.
From Wikipedia : " fast tracking permanent residence for U.S. university immigrant graduates with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering or math also known as the STEM fields."
That's what really matters for me, because I may go to a US University in 1 year for 2 years, and I would study physics (more specifically optics, photonics, quantum mechanics ...). Since I'm a little bit tired of my country (France), if everything goes well, I may be interested in staying in the US for a few years, maybe more.
So this bill is great news for me, if it passes.
Could you tell me if Republicans are against this part of the bill ?
More than likely it was put in there by Republicans

H1B visas also double I think.
Big business wants the foreign educated folks and big business usually gets their way with Congress regardless of party.
Americans are not going into STEM as much as foreign students are so your chances are pretty good.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:57 PM
 
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Hi everyone,
you're all discussing the issue of the 11M illegals, but this bill is not only about that. It would also allow foreign students who obtained a degree at a US University to get a green card more easily.
From Wikipedia : " fast tracking permanent residence for U.S. university immigrant graduates with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering or math also known as the STEM fields."
That's what really matters for me, because I may go to a US University in 1 year for 2 years, and I would study physics (more specifically optics, photonics, quantum mechanics ...). Since I'm a little bit tired of my country (France), if everything goes well, I may be interested in staying in the US for a few years, maybe more.
So this bill is great news for me, if it passes.
Could you tell me if Republicans are against this part of the bill ?
Too bad the Senate lumped all immigration both legal and illegal into one bill. The part that legalizes illegals is the part that isn't palatable for most Americans so therefore it is not great news to us. The only
part of the bill that I know of that has to do with so-called immigrant graduates has to do with the Dreamies who are here illegally in our country. That's a no go for me also and many other Americans. Don't know what parts of this bill that the GOP opposes in regards to "legal" immigration. I don't know all the details of the bill.
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