Great news today, very important. Senators Orrin Hatch of Utah, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Marco Rubio of Florida and Chris Coons of Delaware have introduced the Immigration Innovation ( I Squared) Act of 2013 which aims to increase the H-1B quota, enhance the portability of existing H-1Bs, increase the number of employment-based green cards and allow U.S. students (especially STEM) to obtain green cards in a more efficient way.
if passes – would do a lot to fix our immigration system and help the economy. This legislation would:
1. Increase the H-1B cap from 65,000 to 115,000;
2. Exempt U.S. STEM advance degree holders from the employment-based green card cap; and,
3.Increase education funding to improve the pipeline of U.S. STEM graduates in the long term.
Here is the message:
Individuals with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are critical to U.S. competitiveness and should be given priority for permanent resident status!!
Full Text of the Bill is available below: