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CADC Upholds OPT Rule: Washtech v. DHS
Posted on 4 Oct 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Washtech v. DHS (2-1) "[W]e affirm the judgment of the district court sustaining the OPT Rule’s authorization of a limited period of post-coursework Optional Practical Training, if recommended and overseen by the school and approved by DHS... Read More

Expert: STEM Expansion a "Significant Step" for U.S. Competitiveness (Law360)
Posted on 24 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

STEM Expansion News (Jan. 21, 2022)
Posted on 21 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here is the Federal Register notice, Update to the Department of Homeland Security STEM Designated Degree Program List. Here is the DHS announcement, DHS Expands Opportunities in U.S. for STEM Professionals Here is the DOS announcement, New Initiatives... Read More

Consent Order in OPT Delay Class Action: Li v. USCIS
Posted on 27 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Li v. USCIS, July 23, 2021 - See pp. 6-14 for the good results for the Plaintiffs...and counsel! Hats off to Porter Wright attorneys Caroline H. Gentry , Robert H. Cohen and Kirsten R. Fraser ! Read More

Save Optional Practical Training for Foreign Students - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 9 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, July 8, 2019 "DHS promulgated the F-1 STEM optional practical training (OPT) benefit, with the publication of the “24-month STEM OPT Rule” that became effective on May 10, 2016. See 81 FR 13039 . This rule has been the... Read More

Report: No Evidence Foreign Students Reduce Job Opportunities for U.S. Workers
Posted on 12 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NFAP, Mar. 5, 2019 "New research from a former Federal Reserve Bank economist finds no evidence that foreign students participating in Optional Practical Training (OPT) reduce job opportunities for U.S. workers, according to a new report released... Read More