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H.R.1791 STAPLE Act, 111th Congress

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Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: Apr 27, 2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary - Immigration and Border Security

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  • 89% of users support H.R.1791

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    89% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support H.R.1791.
  • H.R.1791 has been viewed 10,823 times

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    • On June 04, 2009, by sgt_pepper - This is going to be highly beneficial to America..the numbers in favor of passing the bill are staggering..the # of patents, publications, and faculty that the highly skilled immigrant community contributes to, on a yearly basis, is indicative of their impact on our technology / economy..If USA needs to stay ahead of the pack, this is a key piece of legislation that needs to happen, and happen quickly...

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      As noted by sgt_pepper, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 04, 2009, "This is going to be highly beneficial to America..the numbers in favor of passing the bill are staggering..the # of patents, publications, and faculty that the highly skilled immigrant community contributes to, on a yearly basis, is indicative of their impact on our technology / economy..If USA needs to stay ahead of the pack, this is a key piece of legislation that needs to happen, and happen quickly..."
    • On June 24, 2009, by nothing85 - can't aggree more. Just look at how many foreign PhDs are in US high-tech companies.

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      As noted by nothing85, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 24, 2009, "can't aggree more. Just look at how many foreign PhDs are in US high-tech companies. "
    • On August 04, 2009, by mr00us - Here are some facts. 1. We, the USA has (atleast till date) an edge because of it's technological advancements and PhDs add to that advancements. If anyone thinks that a country can prosper without technology, we will be dragging ourselves behind. World is not waiting for us. Other countries are encouraging people with higher education to come to their countries. 2. 35000 yr is mostly for postdocs. This is just like saying physicians make 45000 yr just because intern physicians make that much. Will that be a correct statement?

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      As noted by mr00us, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 04, 2009, "Here are some facts. 1. We, the USA has (atleast till date) an edge because of it's technological advancements and PhDs add to that advancements. If anyone thinks that a country can prosper without technology, we will be dragging ourselves behind. World is not waiting for us. Other countries are encouraging people with higher education to come to their countries. 2. 35000 yr is mostly for postdocs. This is just like saying physicians make 45000 yr just because intern physicians make that much. Will that be a correct statement?"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • DocuBase Article: CRS -- Foreign Science and Engineering Presence ... - December 06, 2010 by DocuTicker - H.R. 1791, Stopping Trained in America Ph.D.s from Leaving the Economy Act (STAPLE), would place numerical limitations on immigrants who have been awarded a doctorate degree in the scientific disciplines from a U.S. institution and who ...

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      As noted by DocuTicker on December 06, 2010, "H.R. 1791, Stopping Trained in America Ph.D.s from Leaving the Economy Act (STAPLE), would place numerical limitations on immigrants who have been awarded a doctorate degree in the scientific disciplines from a U.S. institution and who ..." (http://web.docuticker.com/go/docubase/62399)
    • Science - Technology - Telecommunications: Foreign Science and ... - November 02, 2010 by Science - Technology - Telecommunications - H.R. 1791, Stopping Trained in America Ph.D.s from Leaving the Economy Act (STAPLE), would place numerical limitations on immigrants who have been awarded a doctorate degree in the scientific disciplines from a U.S. institution and who ...

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      As noted by Science - Technology - Telecommunications on November 02, 2010, "H.R. 1791, Stopping Trained in America Ph.D.s from Leaving the Economy Act (STAPLE), would place numerical limitations on immigrants who have been awarded a doctorate degree in the scientific disciplines from a U.S. institution and who ..." (http://science-technology-telecommunications.blogspot.com/2010/11/foreign-science-and-engineering.html)
    • Penny Hill Press » Blog Archive » Foreign Science and Engineering ... - November 02, 2010 by Penny Hill Press - H.R. 1791, Stopping Trained in America Ph.D.s from Leaving the Economy Act (STAPLE), would place numerical limitations on immigrants who have been awarded a doctorate degree in the scientific disciplines from a U.S. institution and who ...

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      As noted by Penny Hill Press on November 02, 2010, "H.R. 1791, Stopping Trained in America Ph.D.s from Leaving the Economy Act (STAPLE), would place numerical limitations on immigrants who have been awarded a doctorate degree in the scientific disciplines from a U.S. institution and who ..." (http://www2.pennyhill.com/?p=12387)

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