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Friday, November 15, 2013

Immigration Startup 3.0

The Hill noted that the first big fight in the immigration debate revolved around the name of the bill. Shortly thereafter, the name was revealed: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. While it had a lot of attractive features, it wasn't all that catchy, and wasn't an effective slogan. Some people thought that was a good thing

Momentum may indeed be building for such a name. The Startup Act 3.0 was released earlier this year by Rep. Michael Grimm (R., NY), and Senators Moran (R., KS), Warner (D., VA), Coons (D., DE) and Blunt (R., MO). At the time, it was said that the legislation could create 500,000 to 1.6 new jobs. Senator Chris Coons was recently on Morning Joe to discuss the legislation. 

Among other things, the Startup Act 3.0: "Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to adjust to conditional permanent resident status up to 50,000 aliens who have earned a master's or doctorate degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field (STEM field) and permit such an alien to remain in the United States: (1) for up to one year after the expiration of the alien's student visa, if the alien is searching for STEM field employment; and (2) indefinitely if the alien remains actively engaged in a STEM field."

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