NumbersUSA's Position: Split
H.R. 2131, the SKILLS Visa Act makes various changes to the immigration system with the intention of attracting high-skilled immigration to the United States. Unfortunately, the primary feature of the SKILLS Visa Act is a dramatic increase in foreign workers. 55,000 visas are added for STEM and medical graduates with advanced degrees, 10,000 for immigrant entrepreneurs, 15,000 for immigrants with advanced degrees (EB-2), and 15,000 for skilled workers and professionals (EB-3), for a total of 95,000 new employment-based immigrant visas.