H.R.2717: STAPLE Act

Author's Summary: "To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize certain aliens who have earned a Ph.D. degree from a United States institution of higher education in a field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics to be admitted for permanent residence and to be exempted from the numerical limitations on H–1B nonimmigrants."

IB's Summary: According to House Rep Erik Paulsen (R): Thousands of jobs go unfilled because of the high demand for employees in STEM-related [i.e. science, technology, engineering and mathematics] fields. The STAPLE Act keeps innovation and skill in the U.S. to create more jobs and a healthier economy.


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