To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize certain aliens who have earned a Ph.D. degree from a United States institution of higher education in a field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics to be admitted for permanent residence and to be exempted from the numerical limitations on H-1B nonimmigrants.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2009
Length: 3 pages
111th Congress (2009–2010)
This bill was introduced on March 30, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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5 Cosponsors (3 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Quigley Passes Amendment Stressing Importance of Keeping Cutting-Edge Jobs in the United States”
— Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5] (Co-sponsor) on May 13, 2010
Sep 27, 2008
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 7184 (110th).
Mar 30, 2009
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Jan 24, 2011
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 399 (112th).
H.R. 1791 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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