S.3192 - SMART Jobs Act
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act by establishing an F-4 nonimmigrant visa for aliens pursuing an advanced degree in mathematics, engineering, technology, or the physical sciences in the United States, to authorize such aliens to become permanent residents if they obtain employment in the United States related to their field of study, and for other purposes.
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S.3192 Sustaining our Most Advanced Researchers and Technology Jobs Act of 2012
May 24, 2012
I am writing as your constituent in the 12th Congressional district of California, and I am writing in strong opposition to S. 3192.
Ostensibly, this bill was introduced to stop a so-called "brain drain"; however, it appears to provide for a corporate subsidy.
The "brain drain" argument presumes that there is unmet demand for STEM professionals; however, this is a non-starter in the face of empirical evidence against it. Indeed, in accordance with, for example, Fig. 3-19 on page 3-30 of Nat...