We wanted to make sure you were aware of an interesting piece of legislation that was recently introduced by two members of the U.S. Senate.
In May, Senators Lamar Alexander, a Republican from Tennessee and Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, introduced Senate Bill 3192, which carries the title: "Sustaining our Most Advanced Researchers and Technology (SMART) Jobs Act of 2012.
According to the authors, SB 3192 is designed to create a path for non-citizens who earn a masters or doctoral degree in a STEM field from an American university to remain in the country for up to a year while they search for employment related to their field of expertise. Once they have received employment, they would be eligible for a green card. Additionally, these STEM-specific green cards would not count towards any caps or limits already in place.