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New Entrepreneur Visa Included in House Bill to Boost Research

Jan. 26, 2022, 5:29 PM

Nonimmigrant visas for owners and key employees of start-ups as well as their family members and other STEM-boosting measures are part of legislation introduced by Democratic House leaders this week.

The bill, which also exempts immigrants with doctorates in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics fields from annual green card caps, is part of a broader legislative package released Tuesday that seeks to strengthen U.S. competitiveness with China in research and development.

The Senate last year passed its own version of the legislation, which President Joe Biden’s administration has identified as a key priority.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said her caucus ...