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Expert: STEM Expansion a "Significant Step" for U.S. Competitiveness (Law360)

January 24, 2022 (1 min read)

Nadia Dreid, Law360, Jan. 21, 2022

"The Biden administration has implemented a pair of changes aimed at making it easier for international students in the STEM field to stay and work in the U.S. after graduation by widening the net of careers that fall into the science, technology, engineering or mathematics category and making it easier for those people to qualify as "extraordinary" individuals. ... The STEM list change — aside from allowing more people to qualify to stay in the U.S. longer — will also allow more people the chance to apply to be recognized as someone with an extraordinary ability, according to Cornell Law School immigration law professor Stephen Yale-Loehr. "Together, these administrative changes provide a small but significant step to help keep U.S. companies competitive in a global economy and to address workforce shortages," Yale-Loehr said in a statement."