Indian students are most likely to benefit from the newly proposed Immigration reforms. On Monday, a group of US senators unveiled a plan under which the United States promises to grant a green card to those students who complete their postgraduate degree in science, math or engineering from an American university.
A bill based on these proposals shall be introduced to the Senate by March, and if approved then President will put a stamp by the end of the year. It could be highly beneficial for Indian students as US is the most sought after destination for them, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are the most popular fields among Indian students.
This idea has already got the support of Silicon Valley and Corporate America as they feel a huge shortage of skilled science and engineering graduates.
If the bill gets approved, it promises to:
1- Award a green card to immigrants who have received a PhD or Master’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or math from an American university.
2- Reduce backlogs in the family and employment visa categories so that future immigrants view the future legal immigration system as the exclusive means for entry into the United States.
The US Senate framework says “It makes no sense to educate the world’s future innovators and entrepreneurs only to ultimately force them to leave our country at the moment they are most able to contribute to our economy” and acknowledges that “The United States must do a better job of attracting and keeping the world’s best and brightest.”
In my opinion, it is great news for Indian students as US is the most desired destination for Indian Science and Technology students, and US universities quality – in terms of teaching and research is definitely top-notch.
I whole heartedly support the move and look forward to this bill by the end of this year.
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