You might be surprised to know that buried deep in the almost 900-page immigration reform bill by the “Gang of 8” is a section that proposes to allocate H-1B visa fee revenues toward STEM education programs, the National Math and Science Initiative Blog reports.  Immigration reform in the U.S. is certainly a sensitive issue, and STEM education can easily be overlooked when it is coupled with such a hot topic. Given the statistics on the U.S. shortage of qualified STEM workers and the need for foreign high-skilled workers, it is easy to understand why STEM education became part of the immigration reform agenda…

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