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Proposed IDEA Immigration Bill – Make Easy For Employers To Get Greencard For Potential Employees

With US economy in slump, the overhaul of federal immigration policy is near impossible. As the fact is that around 200 of fortune 500 companies are formed by immigrants or the heirs of immigrants in the past few decades.

As a stop gap measure, IDEA – acronym for Immigration Driving Entrepreneurship in America bill is proposed and by co-sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, and Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.

The IDEA bill if it becomes law can help the employment based green card backlog reduction.

• Remove unnecessary hurdles that prevent companies from obtaining green cards for highly qualified potential employees.

Other salient features of IDEA bill via Using immigration to spur growth

Create a new EB-1 green card category for holders of advanced degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields from top universities. The wages they are paid must be as good as or better then those paid to holders of similar jobs.

• Create a new green card category for entrepreneurs who have investors prepared to supply at least $500,000 toward a new commercial enterprise; who can prove their new businesses have created at least three full-time jobs for U.S. workers; or who meet other criteria.

• Make it easier for the spouses and minor children of STEM-trained immigrants to receive visas to stay in the U.S.

• Remove unnecessary hurdles that prevent companies from obtaining green cards for highly qualified potential employees.

• Direct that hundreds of millions of dollars in fees paid by employers who file employment-based green card petitions for foreign workers be used to provide STEM scholarships to and improve STEM education for U.S. students.


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Posted By: Kalyan | Date: September 29, 2011 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration

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