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STEM Jobs Act

House passes bill to increase visas for highly educated immigrants

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A bill to increase the number of visas for highly educated immigrants and allow families to stay in the United State while their visas are processed was passed in the House today by a vote of 245-139.

The STEM Jobs Act, sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, would increase the number of visas available for students who graduated from American universities with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees by 55,000 a year.

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