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Meritocracy Vs. Diversity Impasse Stalls Last Hope For Immediate Immigration Reform

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http://techcrunch.com – A Republican immigration reform bill to grant more visas to high-skilled immigrants is facing an uphill battle in Congress. The proposed bill, The STEM Jobs Act, trades the 55,000 visas allotted under the Diversity Immigrant Visa program to underrepresented nations, especially Africa, and reallocates them to foreign-born students with American graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math. House Democrats, led by California Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, have offered their own high-skilled alternative, which notably keeps the diversity program. The predictable partisan division, (IT news)