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AAO holds that Specialty Care Physicians qualify for PNIWs through service in a MUA or HPSA

On February 9th, 2016, in a non-precedent decision, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) ruled in Matter of H-V-P- that a Specialty Care Physician qualifies under the Physician National Interest Waiver (PNIW) program by working five years in a federally-designated Medically Underserved Area (MUA) or Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).

Matter of H-V-P- involved a Hematologist-Oncologist who […]

By | 2016-02-11T15:21:38+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Categories: Court Decision, I-140, International Medical Graduates (IMG)|Comments Off on AAO holds that Specialty Care Physicians qualify for PNIWs through service in a MUA or HPSA

STEM OPT Program extended in current form through May 10th, 2016

On January 23rd, 2016 the United States District Court for the District of Columbia extended through May 10th, 2016 the current STEM OPT program. This means that F-1 students can continue to work pursuant to valid STEM OPT documents and can continue to apply for the 17-month STEM OPT extension until May 10th, 2016, […]

By | 2016-01-25T16:40:58+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Categories: Court Decision, F-1|Comments Off on STEM OPT Program extended in current form through May 10th, 2016

Court Ruling on STEM OPT Extension Will Not Immediately Affect Work Authorization for F-1 Students

In an August 12, 2015 decision, a federal District Court ruled in Washington Alliance of Technology Workers v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not follow the proper procedures under the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) in issuing the current STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) rule. The STEM OPT […]

By | 2015-08-14T14:16:02+00:00 August 13th, 2015|Categories: Court Decision, F-1|Comments Off on Court Ruling on STEM OPT Extension Will Not Immediately Affect Work Authorization for F-1 Students