The Immigration Driving Entrepreneurship in America Act (H.R. 2161) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned.

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H.R. 2161: IDEA Act of 2011

Summary: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States, and for other purposes. (More Info)

The Immigration Driving Entrepreneurship in America Act (H.R. 2161) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association 8,736 Facebook fans 4,270 Twitter followers

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) calls the introduction by U.S. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) of a high skill immigration reform measure an important step towards addressing an urgent issue of national importance.

Rep. Lofgren's bill, the Immigration Driving Entrepreneurship in America (IDEA) Act of 2011 tackles many of the key issues faced by companies in need of highly skilled workers. The bill would allow U.S. companies to have access to, and retain, highly skilled foreign graduates from U.S. universities who studied in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The bill would also ...

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American Council on International Personnel 289 Facebook fans 324 Twitter followers

The American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) today thanked Representative Zoe Lofgren, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, for introducing the Immigration Driving Entrepreneurship in America Act of 2011,or the IDEA Act of 2011, legislation that will help spur U.S. job creation, economic growth and innovation through meaningful reform of the U.S. employment-based immigration system.

In a letter thanking Representative Lofgren for her efforts, ACIP Executive Director Lynn Shotwell stated:

[Our members] know firsthand the critical importance of having an efficient immigration processing system, and the IDEA Act of ...

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