H.R.399 - STAPLE Act

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize certain aliens who have earned a Ph.D. degree from a United States institution of higher education in a field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics to be admitted for permanent residence and to be exempted from the numerical limitations on H-1B nonimmigrants. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize certain aliens who have earned a Ph.D. degree from a United States institution of higher education in a field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics to be admitted for permanent residence and to be exempted from the numerical limitations on H-1B nonimmigrants. as introduced.
  • Short: STAPLE Act as introduced.
  • Short: Stopping Trained in America Ph.D.s From Leaving the Economy Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Jeff Flake

R-AZ

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Official Summary

Stopping Trained in America Ph.D.s From Leaving the Economy Act of 2011 or the STAPLE Act - 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

Official Summary

Stopping Trained in America Ph.D.s From Leaving the Economy Act of 2011 or the STAPLE Act - 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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Organizations Supporting H.R.399

  • The Association of Chief Human Resource Officers
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Compete America Coalition
  • American Council on Interntaional Personnel

Organizations Opposing H.R.399

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