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Default H.R 1791 STAPLE Act

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Title: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize certain aliens who have earned a Ph.D. degree from a United States institution of higher education in a field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics to be admitted for permanent residence and to be exempted from the numerical limitations on H-1B nonimmigrants.

Sponsor: Rep Flake, Jeff [AZ-6] (introduced 3/30/2009) Cosponsors (None)

Latest Major Action: 3/30/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

-- Question is, if passed, Will the GC's give to PhD's count against the 140,000 Cap? If it doesnt good news for all us as it will help free up some numbers however small it may be
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Title: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize certain aliens who have earned a Ph.D. degree from a United States institution of higher education in a field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics to be admitted for permanent residence and to be exempted from the numerical limitations on H-1B nonimmigrants.

Sponsor: Rep Flake, Jeff [AZ-6] (introduced 3/30/2009) Cosponsors (None)

Latest Major Action: 3/30/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

-- Question is, if passed, Will the GC's give to PhD's count against the 140,000 Cap? If it doesnt good news for all us as it will help free up some numbers however small it may be
The next thing we will see all immigrants trying to enroll into Ph.D programs
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The next thing we will see all immigrants trying to enroll into Ph.D programs
Then next would be 65k quota on the number of applicants who can enroll in Phd and country limit not exceeding 7%.

And the saga continues.......
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The next thing we will see all immigrants trying to enroll into Ph.D programs
Well, it will be faster to get GC through a PhD
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Then next would be 65k quota on the number of applicants who can enroll in Phd and country limit not exceeding 7%.

And the saga continues.......

And if there is any field that conducts research on importance of Highly Skilled immigration to the country that awards a Phd, I would definitely enroll in that ....
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The next thing we will see all immigrants trying to enroll into Ph.D programs
I am already preparing for GRE and looking up schools.

Just kidding!
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Anyone who thinks getting a Ph.d is an easy task is in for a rude awakening.
1 . Takes 5 to 10 years to finish.
2. It's rigorous and drains you out.
3. You will live on a meager income ~$1000 for the entire above mentioned duration.
4. Getting a job that you like after a Ph.d is a challenge..

If you go through all that, I think you deserve a GC.
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The next thing we will see all immigrants trying to enroll into Ph.D programs
Oh Yeah. Do you know what it takes to complete a PhD. If you read correctly, its says those who completed a Phd is eligible.. NOT those who enrol or who dream of enrolling.

Waiting for this one for a while.. I may have contributed too to get this recognized.
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This bill has very good chance of passing as the numbers would be small. I personally think Phds are deserved for this and they should not be put in 5 year or 10 year queue for GC.

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Oh Yeah. Do you know what it takes to complete a PhD. If you read correctly, its says those who completed a Phd is eligible.. NOT those who enrol or who dream of enrolling.

Waiting for this one for a while.. I may have contributed too to get this recognized.
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I agree with the bill, Phd deserves permanent residency, this one only gives it to certain fields.

Permanent Residency will only given it to STEM (in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) and who have an offer of employment from a United States employer in a field related to such degree.

US probably has a shortfall for these fields and wants to keep people from going back.

Its quite likely that this one might be passed. This should be a good start if it is passed and should lay the foundation for more on these lines.
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Hi Friends,

Which universities offer the fastest and easiest Masters or Doctoral program. Do they provide them online?

thanks

:-) These would be the next wave of posting on our forums... :-)
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"Jeff Flake has sponsored 71 bills since Jan 3, 2001. of which 69 haven't made it out of committee and 1 were successfully enacted." .... calculate the likelihood of this bill


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The next thing we will see all immigrants trying to enroll into Ph.D programs
Yep! Which one did you enroll into? You are an immigrant too.

If you have any inkling of what a PHD program in STEM and the academic rigor it poses, you would not have judged every one. Sorry to be harsh but thats the truth
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The next thing we will see all immigrants trying to enroll into Ph.D programs
Just try to enroll into a PhD program and then you will realize what it takes to finish a PhD in STEM.

If it was that simple then by now everyone would be in Phd program, just like they are now in IT (no offense to IT people).

Such bills and piecemeal immigration reforms are long overdue and should have been enacted earlier. I commend & appreciate Jeff Flake and Senators like John Cornyn and Arlen Specter who are champions for STEM related bills and amendments. They are atleast bringing some hope to community.

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