I never imagined I would write these words, but here is what I just discovered:
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote today on the STEM Jobs Act, a Republican-backed bill that would create up to 55,000 new visas for foreign graduates of American universities with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The bill would also eliminate the diversity visa lottery, which allocates spots to immigrants from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.
This is phenomenal news! It comes a little too late for my husband, but still, this is amazing! And long overdue.
But here is what I don’t get. The linked piece says the White House is opposing this. Can anybody explain why that is? What can be more reasonable, fair, and right than finally eliminating the excruciatingly stupid and wrong visa lottery in favor of such an amazing, logical, and reasonable program?
Why is Obama opposing a piece of legislation which will finally turn this country’s immigration policies in the right direction?