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Articles Tagged: STEM

US Army MAVNI Program Allows Non-Immigrants to Get Citizenship Quickly

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By: John Nicholas Mandalakas* Despite the difficulties that civilian business face in securing visas for much needed foreign employees with special skills (STEM or otherwise), military outfits are having no problems. This is due to a program called MAVNI (Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest), which allows for foreign nationals holding virtually any US […]

WITH GOVERNMENT AT STANDSTILL, PRIVATE ENTERPRISE BEGINS TO TAKE ACTION

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  By: John Nicholas Mandalakas* It seems like when you hear immigration today, everyone is centered on migrant workers seeking unskilled jobs, but there is a huge section of immigration that is often overlooked. Take for instance, the American Scientist Shortage—that is to say, the lack of graduates for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) […]

NEW BILL CALLING FOR 55,000 MORE STEM VISAS

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By: Lusine Lisyanova* Today, New York Senator Charles Schumer (D) introduced a new bill before the Senate. This bill calls for an additional 55,000 STEM visas. STEM visas are for foreign-born individuals who have graduated from an American university with at least a master’s degree in a science, mathematics, technology, or engineering filed. Should this […]

Additional Areas Added to OPT – STEM Eligibility for 17 Month Extension

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The Department of Homeland Security has included additional degrees to the list of Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) codes. According to the DHS interim final rule (IFR) of April 2008, nonimmigrant students who graduate with a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degree, are also eligible to apply for the 17 month extension of optional […]