S. 153 - Immigration Innovation Act of 2015

Immigration. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize additional visas for well-educated aliens to live and work in the United States, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
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The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Immigration Innovation Act of 2015

S. 153 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize additional visas for well-educated aliens to live and work in the United States, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize additional visas for well-educated aliens to live and work in the United States, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • I-Squared Act of 2015
  • Immigration Innovation Act of 2015
  • I-Squared Act of 2015
Sponsor
Orrin G. Hatch
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Immigration
  • Academic performance and assessments
  • Administrative remedies
  • Bank accounts, deposits, capital
  • Computers and information technology
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Education of the disadvantaged
  • Education programs funding
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Employment and training programs
  • Financial literacy
  • Foreign labor
  • Higher education
  • Immigration status and procedures
  • Science and engineering education
  • Student aid and college costs
  • Teaching, teachers, curricula
  • User charges and fees
  • Visas and passports
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    Major Actions
    Introduced1/13/2015
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced1/13/2015
    1/13/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    1/13/2015Introduced in Senate
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    supported this bill

    Average received by Senators who

    voted YESsort iconvoted NO
    Electronics manufacturing & services (split)
    Chambers of commerce$0$0
    Communications & Electronics$0$0
    Computer components & accessories$0$0
    Computer manufacture & services$0$0
    Computer software$0$0
    Education$0$0
    Manufacturing$0$0
    Schools & colleges$0$0
    Telecommunications Devices$0$0
    $0$0

    opposed this bill

    Average received by Senators who

    voted NOsort iconvoted YES
    Electronics manufacturing & services (split)
    Labor Unions$0$0
    State & local govt employee unions$0$0
    $0$0

    27 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    I-Squared Act of 2015

    27 organizations supported this bill

    American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
    undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). ACE Coalition Letter to Senators Hatch, Klobuchar, Rubio, Coons, Flake, and Blumenthal. Retrieved February 3, 2015, from ACE.
    American Association of Community Colleges
    undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). ACE Coalition Letter to Senators Hatch, Klobuchar, Rubio, Coons, Flake, and Blumenthal. Retrieved February 3, 2015, from ACE.
    American Association of State Colleges and Universities
    undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). ACE Coalition Letter to Senators Hatch, Klobuchar, Rubio, Coons, Flake, and Blumenthal. Retrieved February 3, 2015, from ACE.
    American Council on Education
    undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). ACE Coalition Letter to Senators Hatch, Klobuchar, Rubio, Coons, Flake, and Blumenthal. Retrieved February 3, 2015, from ACE.
    American Immigration Lawyers Association
    Tzamaras, George and Belle Woods (2015, January 14). AILA: Immigration Innovation Act Would Help Economy. Retrieved January 15, 2015, from AILA Infonet.
    Association of American Universities
    undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). ACE Coalition Letter to Senators Hatch, Klobuchar, Rubio, Coons, Flake, and Blumenthal. Retrieved February 3, 2015, from ACE.
    Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
    undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). ACE Coalition Letter to Senators Hatch, Klobuchar, Rubio, Coons, Flake, and Blumenthal. Retrieved February 3, 2015, from ACE.
    Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
    undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). ACE Coalition Letter to Senators Hatch, Klobuchar, Rubio, Coons, Flake, and Blumenthal. Retrieved February 3, 2015, from ACE.
    BSA - The Software Alliance
    Howard, Ali (2015, January 13). BSA Applauds Hatch Reintroduction of Immigration Innovation Act. Retrieved January 15, 2015, from BSA - The Softare Alliance.
    College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
    undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). ACE Coalition Letter to Senators Hatch, Klobuchar, Rubio, Coons, Flake, and Blumenthal. Retrieved February 3, 2015, from ACE.
    Compete America
    Pipes, Kasey S. (2015, January 13). Compete America Praises the “Immigration Innovation Act”. Retrieved January 15, 2015, from Compete America.
    Computer & Communications Industry Association
    Greenfield, Heather (2015, January 13). CCIA Welcomes Introduction of Bipartisan Immigration Innovation Act. Retrieved January 15, 2015, from CCIA.
    Consumer Electronics Association
    Santa, Izzy (2015, January 13). CEA Supports Immigration Innovation Act of 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2015, from CEA.
    Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
    undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). ACE Coalition Letter to Senators Hatch, Klobuchar, Rubio, Coons, Flake, and Blumenthal. Retrieved February 3, 2015, from ACE.
    Council of Graduate Schools
    undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). ACE Coalition Letter to Senators Hatch, Klobuchar, Rubio, Coons, Flake, and Blumenthal. Retrieved February 3, 2015, from ACE.
    EDUCAUSE
    undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). ACE Coalition Letter to Senators Hatch, Klobuchar, Rubio, Coons, Flake, and Blumenthal. Retrieved February 3, 2015, from ACE.
    Entertainment Software Association
    Gallagher, Michael D. (2015, January 20). ESA Letter to Senator Hatch. Retrieved October 30, 2015, from ESA.
    IBM
    Padilla, Christopher (2015, January 13). IBM Letter to Senators Hatch, Klobuchar, Rubio, Coons, Flake and Blumenthal. Retrieved January 15, 2015, from IBM.
    Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
    Atkinson, Dr. Robert D. (2015, January 14). Re: The Immigration Innovation Act of 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2015, from ITIF.
    NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). ACE Coalition Letter to Senators Hatch, Klobuchar, Rubio, Coons, Flake, and Blumenthal. Retrieved February 3, 2015, from ACE.
    NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
    undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). ACE Coalition Letter to Senators Hatch, Klobuchar, Rubio, Coons, Flake, and Blumenthal. Retrieved February 3, 2015, from ACE.
    National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
    undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). ACE Coalition Letter to Senators Hatch, Klobuchar, Rubio, Coons, Flake, and Blumenthal. Retrieved February 3, 2015, from ACE.
    National Association of Manufacturers
    Trauger, Joe (2015, January 13). NAM Applauds Introduction of the Immigration Innovation Act of 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2015, from NAM.
    Partnership for a New American Economy
    Williams, Ryan (2015, January 13). Statement of Partnership for a New American Economy Chairman John Feinblatt on High-Skilled Immigration Bill. Retrieved January 15, 2015, from PNAE.
    Qualcomm
    Soni, Ayush (2015, February 4). Qualcomm expresses support for I-Squared Act of 2015. Retrieved February 5, 2015, from Qualcomm.
    Semiconductor Industry Association
    Isaacs, David (2015, January 20). SIA Commends Introduction of Bipartisan I-Squared Act to Reform High-Skilled Immigration System. Retrieved February 10, 2015, from SIA.
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    Josten, R. Bruce (2015, January 14). US Chamber Letter to Senators Hatch, Klobuchar, Rubio, Coons, Flake, and Blumenthal. Retrieved January 15, 2015, from US Chamber.

    2 organizations opposed this bill

    AFL-CIO
    Trumka, Richard L. (2015, January 20). Letter to Senators urging them not to co-sponsor the Immigration Innovation Act of 2015 (S. 153). Retrieved February 10, 2015, from AFL-CIO.
    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
    AFSCME (2015, January 16). Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Harmful Guest Worker Bill. Retrieved January 16, 2015, from AFSCME.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$87,100$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$302,535$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$402,001$29,476
    John BarrassoRWY$54,650$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$493,753$5,500
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$193,765$10,000
    Roy BluntRMO$185,305$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$408,229$11,000
    John BoozmanRAR$39,990$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$10,400$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$655,631$32,470
    Richard BurrRNC$159,885$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$267,115$1,150
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$85,433$7,000
    Ben CardinDMD$112,854$18,000
    Tom CarperDDE$108,556$10,600
    Bob CaseyDPA$274,088$29,700
    Bill CassidyRLA$133,125$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$13,000$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$77,050$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$128,860$1,000
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$110,650$10,000
    Bob CorkerRTN$115,645$0
    John CornynRTX$229,866$0
    Tom CottonRAR$127,000$0
    Mike CrapoRID$82,600$0
    Ted CruzRTX$214,500$0
    Steve DainesRMT$166,465$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$152,849$15,500
    Dick DurbinDIL$154,691$10,750
    Mike EnziRWY$27,450$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$19,205$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$231,631$16,000
    Deb FischerRNE$46,673$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$133,500$0
    Al FrankenDMN$294,939$11,000
    Cory GardnerRCO$203,443$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$361,330$11,000
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$152,616$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$92,227$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$244,531$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$217,840$16,250
    Heidi HeitkampDND$112,848$15,750
    Dean HellerRNV$115,608$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$111,814$12,500
    John HoevenRND$34,850$0
    Jim InhofeROK$40,750$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$118,825$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$137,699$0
    Tim KaineDVA$707,636$25,500
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$89,121$0
    Mark KirkRIL$78,970$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$170,638$9,450
    James LankfordROK$140,250$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$132,587$10,000
    Mike LeeRUT$160,180$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$82,782$21,000
    Ed MarkeyDMA$366,550$25,500
    John McCainRAZ$233,275$250
    Claire McCaskillDMO$436,282$11,600
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$398,368$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$181,897$15,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$233,069$6,500
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$9,300$5,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$47,212$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$34,150$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$260,225$16,250
    Patty MurrayDWA$408,698$18,750
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$197,518$10,500
    Rand PaulRKY$140,643$0
    David PerdueRGA$130,745$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$372,678$21,350
    Rob PortmanROH$417,360$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$51,563$10,250
    Harry ReidDNV$63,266$3,500
    Jim RischRID$46,849$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$75,950$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$51,996$0
    Marco RubioRFL$254,378$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$76,059$11,500
    Ben SasseRNE$73,763$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$159,515$23,300
    Chuck SchumerDNY$658,241$13,500
    Tim ScottRSC$134,750$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$15,550$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$235,414$17,750
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$19,200$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$195,115$14,500
    Dan SullivanRAK$109,250$0
    Jon TesterDMT$227,620$19,000
    John ThuneRSD$105,510$0
    Thom TillisRNC$172,530$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$294,424$0
    Tom UdallDNM$214,357$10,000
    David VitterRLA$13,230$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$336,176$10,750
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,544,348$28,750
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$155,600$12,600
    Roger F. WickerRMS$33,450$0
    Ron WydenDOR$306,165$5,500

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$87,100$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$302,535$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$402,001$29,476
    John BarrassoRWY$54,650$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$493,753$5,500
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$193,765$10,000
    Roy BluntRMO$185,305$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$408,229$11,000
    John BoozmanRAR$39,990$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$10,400$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$655,631$32,470
    Richard BurrRNC$159,885$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$267,115$1,150
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$85,433$7,000
    Ben CardinDMD$112,854$18,000
    Tom CarperDDE$108,556$10,600
    Bob CaseyDPA$274,088$29,700
    Bill CassidyRLA$133,125$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$13,000$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$77,050$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$128,860$1,000
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$110,650$10,000
    Bob CorkerRTN$115,645$0
    John CornynRTX$229,866$0
    Tom CottonRAR$127,000$0
    Mike CrapoRID$82,600$0
    Ted CruzRTX$214,500$0
    Steve DainesRMT$166,465$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$152,849$15,500
    Dick DurbinDIL$154,691$10,750
    Mike EnziRWY$27,450$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$19,205$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$231,631$16,000
    Deb FischerRNE$46,673$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$133,500$0
    Al FrankenDMN$294,939$11,000
    Cory GardnerRCO$203,443$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$361,330$11,000
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$152,616$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$92,227$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$244,531$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$217,840$16,250
    Heidi HeitkampDND$112,848$15,750
    Dean HellerRNV$115,608$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$111,814$12,500
    John HoevenRND$34,850$0
    Jim InhofeROK$40,750$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$118,825$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$137,699$0
    Tim KaineDVA$707,636$25,500
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$89,121$0
    Mark KirkRIL$78,970$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$170,638$9,450
    James LankfordROK$140,250$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$132,587$10,000
    Mike LeeRUT$160,180$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$82,782$21,000
    Ed MarkeyDMA$366,550$25,500
    John McCainRAZ$233,275$250
    Claire McCaskillDMO$436,282$11,600
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$398,368$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$181,897$15,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$233,069$6,500
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$9,300$5,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$47,212$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$34,150$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$260,225$16,250
    Patty MurrayDWA$408,698$18,750
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$197,518$10,500
    Rand PaulRKY$140,643$0
    David PerdueRGA$130,745$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$372,678$21,350
    Rob PortmanROH$417,360$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$51,563$10,250
    Harry ReidDNV$63,266$3,500
    Jim RischRID$46,849$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$75,950$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$51,996$0
    Marco RubioRFL$254,378$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$76,059$11,500
    Ben SasseRNE$73,763$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$159,515$23,300
    Chuck SchumerDNY$658,241$13,500
    Tim ScottRSC$134,750$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$15,550$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$235,414$17,750
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$19,200$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$195,115$14,500
    Dan SullivanRAK$109,250$0
    Jon TesterDMT$227,620$19,000
    John ThuneRSD$105,510$0
    Thom TillisRNC$172,530$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$294,424$0
    Tom UdallDNM$214,357$10,000
    David VitterRLA$13,230$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$336,176$10,750
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,544,348$28,750
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$155,600$12,600
    Roger F. WickerRMS$33,450$0
    Ron WydenDOR$306,165$5,500

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Schools & colleges$9,075,327
    Computer software$4,556,122
    Computer components & accessories$2,532,104
    Electronics manufacturing & services$1,433,209
    Computer manufacture & services$903,616
    Education$842,191
    Manufacturing$635,786
    Chambers of commerce$358,176
    Telecommunications Devices$226,050
    Communications & Electronics$170,401

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Electronics manufacturing & services$1,433,209
    State & local govt employee unions$455,196
    Labor Unions$197,000
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