Immigration To Be Boosted For Tech Jobs?"The bill also grants permanent residency to any foreign student who earns a master's degree in science, technology, engineering or math from a U.S. college or university. Touted as "stapling a green card" to U.S. diplomas earned by foreigners, the policy would allow such green cards to be issued with no limit on their number. Several leading immigration and labor scholars said the bill could turn U.S. universities into "green card mills" that sell U.S. residency instead of education, and could dim the prospects of U.S. students and professionals seeking tech careers.
A little-noticed provision with potentially vast repercussions would give a green card to any foreigner with a doctorate in any subject from any college in the world. These applicants could sponsor themselves, with no need for a job offer."