Tag Archives: F1

Amended STEM/OPT Regulations

On March 11, 2016 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published amended regulations on optional practical training for certain individual students with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (“STEM”) degrees from U.S. institutions of higher education which will go into effect on May 10, 2016. Some key provisions include: STEM extensions valid 24 months Employers must […]

| Employment Authorization, Nonimmigrant

No Changes Yet in OPT/STEM Extensions

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled on January 23, 2016 to allow the DHS to continue the current OPT/STEM extension program until May 10, 2016 despite a rigorous challenge by the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers. This is a major relief both for U.S. employers and affected F-1 students. Before this […]

| Employment Authorization, Nonimmigrant