Published Date:  

2011-10-11 04:00

Public Description:  

H.R. 3146, American Innovation and Education Act of 2011, would exempt aliens who earn a graduate degree in math, science, technology, or engineering at a United States institution from the numerical limitations on H-1B nonimmigrants. In addition, it would increase the numerical limitation per foreign state from 7 percent to 15 percent and make administrative changes to the STEM Education and Training Account, which collects application fees and distributes grants and scholarships to educational institutions. This legislation would offer permanent residence opportunities to doctors, teachers, scientists, and engineers, thus driving down wages and creating undue competition for high-skilled American workers.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose
Sponsored by:  Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1] in the 112th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 3146

Chamber:  

House