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Stopping Trained in America Ph.D.s From Leaving the Economy (STAPLE) Act of 2011
Bill # H.R.399

Original Sponsor:
Jeff Flake (R-AZ 6th)

Cosponsor Total: 12
(last sponsor added 01/31/2012)
  4 Republicans
  8 Democrats
About This Legislation:
1/24/2011--Introduced. Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to exempt from: (1) direct numerical limitations aliens who have earned a Ph.D. degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) from a U.S. institution of higher education and who have an offer of employment from a U.S. employer in a field related to such degree; and (2) H-1B visa (specialty occupation) numerical limitations aliens who have a U.S. STEM Ph.D. and with respect to whom the petitioning employer requires such an education.
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