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STEM Bill Still Plagued by Politics

Written by on November 27, 2012 in Family-Based Immigration, Legislation, Reform with 2 Comments
STEM Bill Still Plagued by Politics

In 2010, the lame duck session of Congress was dominated by debate over the DREAM Act, which passed the House of Representatives before succumbing to a conservative-led filibuster in the Senate. Congress will again tackle a significant immigration measure during the current lame duck session, with the House expected to vote on Friday on a […]

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A Small Step Toward Reform: Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Raise Per Country Immigration Caps

A Small Step Toward Reform: Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Raise Per Country Immigration Caps

An immigration bill introduced by Congressmen Lamar Smith and Jason Chaffetz and supported by Democrats may actually have a chance at passing in Congress. Scheduled for a mark up this week, the bill (H.R. 3012) would make small but significant changes to the way green cards are distributed by eliminating per country numerical limits on […]

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