Published Date:  

2012-05-15 04:00

Public Description:  

S. 3185, the Securing the Talent America Requires for the 21st Century Act (STAR) Act, would increase the number of high skilled STEM workers by 55,000 by eliminating the visa lottery. The bill also allows unused green cards allotted for STEM fields to be used in subsequent years. Furthermore, STEM master's degree holders can compete with U.S. workers immediately and receive a green card as soon as they are hired and Ph.D. holders receive a green card immediately.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose
Sponsored by:  Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX] in the 112th congress

Bill Number:  

S. 3185

Chamber:  

Senate