Passage of this makes it clear that keeping American raised talent here is important for our prosperity and national security. pic.twitter.com/NgulWtZVv8
— Improve The Dream (@ImproveTheDream) July 14, 2022
In a rare good news, Improve the Dreams amendment to protect age out kids of H1B holders of India passed the house. It still faces an uphill battle in Senate as anti-India Senators like Chuck Grassley and Senator Durbin are likely to derail this amendment.
On other hand Zoe Lofgren’s amendment did not pass on some dubious technical grounds where Congressional Budget Office pulled out some numbers out of its ass to derail it. Zoe was pretty furious over this inaptitude of CBO.
"They just they make estimates that are completely unrealistic," said Lofgren.
"These are people with PhDs that are going to have very high salaries and pay a lot of taxes."
— Pablo Manríquez (@PabloReports) July 14, 2022
Congressional Budget Office point blank said that cost of exempting STEM Phd from green card caps will cost taxpayers $1B. This is completely false as these people are likely to create dozens of jobs and pay billions in taxes themselves.
CBO and Parliamentarian appear to be another rogue agencies that have power over the elected representatives.