Comprehensive Immigration Reform 2013-STEM provisions

Asked over 1 year ago - Irvine, CA

I understand that the discussions are still underway.
If they are going to "staple a green card" to advanced degree diplomas in STEM fields from US Universities, will it apply to former graduates too (if so, how far back) or just new graduates?

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  1. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . Your guess at this point as good as ours.

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  2. Christy Han Mohan


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    Answered . We do not know the answer to your question yet. Reports are that Congress is expected to introduce their immigration bill soon this month. Once that bill is introduced, we can see the actual language and determine what the specific reform will entail (e.g. if they will "staple" green cards to advanced degree diplomas in STEM fields, and if so, whether it will be applied retroactively.)

    It's an exciting time for immigration. Keep current on the news and call an immigration attorney if you have any further questions.


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  3. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina

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    Answered . Since it has yet to pass, no one knows for certain.

    Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street,... more
  4. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . See links below:

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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