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On 5 October, Congressman Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) introduced a bill into Congress that will change the process international students use to become American citizens. The bill will reduce the time between students earning their advanced degrees and when they can get a green card from between five and ten years to less than one.
The bill, H.R. 3146, applies to all international students who earn a Masters or Ph.D. from an American University in a STEM field and who have a job offer in the United States. These students would be exempted from the employment-based immigrant (EB) visa cap. EB visas are the most common way international students become citizens if they don’t already have family within the United States.
Because there are so few EB visas relative to demand, eligible students must currently wait up to ten years for one to become available. By making EB visas available sooner, H.R. 3146 would reduce the need for H-1B visas and minimize the damage done by them to the engineering profession.
To learn more, please read the article in the November issue of IEEE-USA Today’s Engineer.
|Nominations Open for 2019 SPS Awards||1 September 2019|
|Call for Nominations: Technical Committee Vice Chair and Member Positions||15 September 2019|
|Call for Nominations: Awards Board and Nominations and Appointments Committee||27 September 2019|
|Call for Nominations: Fellow Evaluation Committee||30 September 2019|
|Election of President-Elect, Regional Directors-at-Large and Members-at-Large||1 October 2019|
|Call for Nominations: SPS Chapter of the Year Award||15 October 2019|
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