Immigration of Foreign Nationals with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Degrees

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Congress is renewing its interest in facilitating the immigration of foreign professional workers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields. The STEM workforce is seen by many as a catalyst of U.S. global economic competitiveness and is likewise considered a key element of the legislative options aimed at stimulating economic growth. "STEM visa" is a shorthand for an expedited immigration avenue that enables foreign nationals with graduate degrees in STEM fields to adjust their immigration status to legal permanent residence (LPR) without waiting in the queue of numerically-limited LPR visas.

Creator(s): Wasem, Ruth Ellen
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: May 11, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Wasem, Ruth Ellen

Specialist in Immigration Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: May 11, 2012
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Congress is renewing its interest in facilitating the immigration of foreign professional workers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields. The STEM workforce is seen by many as a catalyst of U.S. global economic competitiveness and is likewise considered a key element of the legislative options aimed at stimulating economic growth. "STEM visa" is a shorthand for an expedited immigration avenue that enables foreign nationals with graduate degrees in STEM fields to adjust their immigration status to legal permanent residence (LPR) without waiting in the queue of numerically-limited LPR visas.

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