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  • H.R. 6429- STEM Jobs Act (Updated 11/29/12) (11/29/2012)
    H.R. 6429, STEM Jobs Act, introduced by Rep. Smith (R-TX) on September 18, 2012, creates new visa categories for PhD and Masters graduates in STEM field and eliminated the diversity immigration program. AILA Doc. No. 12092053.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092053.
  • ACHIEVE Act (11/27/2012)
    ACHIEVE Act, introduced by Senators Kyl, Hutchison, and McCain, provides a conditional nonimmigrant visa for certain individuals who entered the United States as children. AILA Doc. No. 12112746.
    AILA Doc. No. 12112746.
  • Round-Up of Immigration Related Legislation (Jan-Sept 2012) (10/2/2012)
    A list of immigration-related legislation introduced into the House of Representatives and the Senate January-September 2012. AILA Doc. No. 12100260.
    AILA Doc. No. 12100260.
  • S. 3245 – 3-year Extension of EB-5, E-Verify, Religious Worker, and Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver (Updated 9/28/12) (9/28/2012)
    S. 3245, introduced by Sen. Leahy (D-VT), provides an extension of the EB-5 Regional Center program, E-Verify, the Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program, and the Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver program. AILA Doc. No. 12080343.
    AILA Doc. No. 12080343.
  • H.R. 3120- Student Visa Reform Act (8/2/2012)
    H.R. 3120, Student Visa Reform Act, introduced by Rep. Lofgren (D-CA) on May 6, 2011, requires F visa students to attend accredited institutions. The bill also provides for a 3-year exemption for students in not yet accredited universities certified by DHS. AILA Doc. No. 12080240.
    AILA Doc. No. 12080240.
  • H.R. 3012 – Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (Updated 7/18/12) (7/18/2012)
    H.R. 3012, introduced by Rep. Chaffetz (R-UT) on September 22, 2011, eliminates the per-country cap for employment-based immigrants and increases the per-country cap for family-based immigrants. AILA Doc. No. 11092862.
    AILA Doc. No. 11092862.
  • Senator Grassley’s Proposed Amendment to H.R. 3012(485 KB - 6/22/2012)
    In ongoing negotiations between key Senators to move H.R. 3012, Senator Grassley has proposed new H-1B enforcement language that if agreed to would allow him to lift his objections to the underlying measure and would be incorporated into a new Senate version of H.R. 3012. AILA Doc. No. 12062243.
    AILA Doc. No. 12062243.
  • H.R. 5855 – Department of Homeland Security Appropriations (6/8/2012)
    H.R. 5855, Making Appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013. This includes successful immigration related amendments to the bill. AILA Doc. No. 12060849.
    AILA Doc. No. 12060849.
  • S. 3192- SMART Jobs Act (5/17/2012)
    S. 3192, SMART Jobs Act, introduced by Senators Alexander (R-TN) and Coons on May 16, 2012, provides certain immigration benefits for STEM graduates with job offers in related fields. AILA Doc. No. 12051740.
    AILA Doc. No. 12051740.
  • S. 3185- the STAR Act (5/16/2012)
    S. 3185, the STAR Act, introduced by Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) on May 15, 2012, provides certain immigration benefits for STEM graduates with job offers in related fields. AILA Doc. No. 12051651.
    AILA Doc. No. 12051651.
  • H.R. 4970 (Adams)- VAWA Reauthorization (Updated 5/17/12) (5/17/2012)
    H.R 4970, introduced by Rep. Adams (R-FL) on April 27, 2012. H.R. 4970 would roll back years of progress and place victims of domestic violence in greater danger. AILA Doc. No. 12051040.
    AILA Doc. No. 12051040.
  • S. 1925 - Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 (4/27/2012)
    S. 1925, introduced by Senators Leahy (D-VT) and Crapo (R-ID) would reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. VAWA passed the Senate as amended with a vote of 68 – 31. AILA Doc. No. 12042759.
    AILA Doc. No. 12042759.
  • H.R. 3992 – Reciprocal E-2 Visas for Israelis (Updated 3/20/12) (3/20/2012)
    H.R. 3992, introduced by Rep. Berman (D-CA) on February 9, 2012 will make Israeli nationals eligible for E-2 visas if Israel reciprocates for U.S. nationals. AILA Doc. No. 12030573.
    AILA Doc. No. 12030573.
  • H.R. 3808- The Scott Gardner Act (3/6/2012)
    H.R. 3808, introduced by Rep. Myrick (R-NC) on January 23, 2012, directs local law enforcement officers to verify the immigration status and take into custody individuals apprehended for a DUI charge. AILA Doc. No. 12030672.
    AILA Doc. No. 12030672.
 
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