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1:39pm December 3, 2012

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Resents Republican STEM Visa Bill

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On Friday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) spoke on the House floor against the STEM Visa bill.

From Gutierrez’s office:  ”This bill would kill the Diversity Visa Program and use some of those green cards to create a program for graduates of U.S. universities with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math.  It would also create different rules for how the spouses and minor children of STEM visa degree holders with PhDs and Master’s Degrees are treated in our immigration law as compared to spouses and minor children of those without higher degrees.  Wednesday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) held a press conference in the U.S. Capitol to release their principles for immigration reform (link) that includes the creation of a STEM visa program.”

The STEM visa bill passed in the house 245-139 on Friday and has little chance of passing in the Senate. The Democrats want to push for a larger immigration reform bill that would resolve the status of the 11 million undocumented people currently residing in the country.



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One Comment


  1. Guiterrez resents any enforcement of ANY immiration law and ANY reduction in immigration, he is anti American.
    There is no immigration problem that needs to be “fixed”.

    Immigration was “fixed” in 1986 when we gave amnesty to over 3 million illegals in exchange for strict enforcement of our laws so we would never need to give another amnesty..

    The problem is not immigration, but the unwillingness by those that profit from immigration to enforce our laws.Unless you “fix” the problem of weasels refusing to enforce our laws or abide by their promises, no amount of fine words or “fixing” will ever accomplish a thing.

    As for the millions here illegally, and what will happen to them if we cut off their jobs and benefits? they will go home. There will be ranting and raving and gnashing of teeth and calling those that enforce the laws all sorts of terrible names, but they should save their drama for those that caused the problem, which are those that refused to enforce the laws and those that broke them.



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