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Thumbs up Favourable EB Amendments on S.1348

SA 1242. Mr. LIEBERMAN (for himself, Mr. Hagel, Ms. Cantwell, and Mr. Schumer) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1348, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:


On page 265, beginning on line 27, strike all through page 266, line 8, and insert the following:

(c) Procedure for Granting Immigrant Status.--

(1) IN GENERAL.--Section 204(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1154(a)(1)) is amended by striking subparagraphs (E) and (F).

(2) HIGHLY SKILLED WORKERS.--Paragraph (6) of section 214(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1184(g)(6)), as redesignated by section 409, is amended--

(A) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``until the number of aliens who are exempted from such numerical limitation during such year exceeds 20,000.'' and inserting ``or has been awarded a medical specialty certification based on post-doctoral training and experience in the United States; or''; and

(B) by adding at the end the following:

``(D) has earned a master's or higher degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics from an institution of higher education outside of the United States.''.

(d) Effective Date.--

(1) IN GENERAL.--Subject to paragraph (2), the amendments made by this section shall take effect on the first day of the fiscal year subsequent to the fiscal year of enactment, unless such date is less than 270 days after the date of enactment, in which case the amendments shall take effect on the first day of the following fiscal year.

(2) PENDING AND APPROVED PETITIONS AND APPLICATIONS.--

(A) IN GENERAL.--Petitions for an employment-based visa filed for classification under paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of section 203(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1153(b)) (as such provisions existed prior to the enactment of this section) that were filed prior to the date of the introduction of the Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Reform Act of 2007 and were pending or approved at the time of the effective date of this section, shall be treated as if such provisions remained effective and an approved petition may serve as the basis for issuance of an immigrant visa.

(B) ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS.--The alien with respect to whom a petition was pending or approved as described in subparagraph (A), and any dependent accompanying or following to join such alien, may file an application for adjustment of status under section 245(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1255(a)) regardless of whether an immigrant visa is immediately available at the time the application is filed. Such application for adjustment of status shall not
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