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DHS Issues Proposed Regulation on STEM OPT Employment

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently published for notice and comment proposed new rules relating to the STEM extension of Optional Practical Training for F-1 students. DHS undertook this regulatory process due to the ruling by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, discussed in SPS Immigration’s August 13, […]

By | 2017-09-20T17:51:04+00:00 October 26th, 2015|Categories: F-1|Comments Off on DHS Issues Proposed Regulation on STEM OPT Employment

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