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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.
  • 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.
  • S. 3245 – 3-Year Extension of Certain USCIS Programs (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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • H.R. 4970 - VAWA Reauthorization (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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
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