House passes immigration bill backed by tech firms

The House has approved legislation supported by the technology industry that would set aside 55,000 green cards each year for foreigners who graduate from U.S. universities with STEM degrees. The bill would eliminate a lottery that awards green cards to people from regions with traditionally lower rates of immigration, such as Africa. The White House released a statement opposing the measure but encouraging Congress to continue with efforts to fix the nation's "broken immigration system." The Senate is unlikely to take up the measure during the current congressional session, this article says.

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