House to Consider STEM Jobs Act
Posted on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 15:50 pm
This week the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the STEM Jobs Act of 2012 (H.R. 6429), which would create a visa program for graduates of science, technology, engineering, and math post-secondary education programs by taking visas from the Diversity Visa Lottery program. The House failed to pass similar legislation in September. Since then, House Republicans amended the legislation and added a provision to allow spouses and minor children of legal permanent residents to wait in the U.S. for their green cards. This legislation would allow family members to come to the U.S. one year after they apply for their green cards, but they would not receive work authorization until they receive their green cards. Learn more.