Bennet wants new visas for students

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is unveiling a bill that would help keep foreign students with high-tech skills in the United States.

Bennet says the bill being unveiled Tuesday will create a new category of visas for students graduating with specialties in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. He says the bill will help fill Colorado's increasing number of high-tech jobs.

Bennet says studies show that more than 40 percent of the 2010 Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children. Bennet says these companies employ more than 3.6 million people nationally and generate more than $4 trillion in revenue a year.


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  • by guest on Dec 13, 2011 at 08:31 AM
    why dont they spend a little more time worrying about the legal united states citizens and trying to help them ???????? its all about the every one except us
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      by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2011 at 10:01 AM in reply to guest
      More wet backs mean more votes for the socialist party.
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