Senate Committee Includes STEM Education in Immigration Package
On May 21, 2013, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744). The committee-approved bill includes an amendment that would direct employer green card fees to a new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) Education and Training Account. A portion of the funds from this account would be awarded to states by formula for STEM education programs. This Issue Brief provides details on the proposed account and funding structure.