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By LIZ ROBBINS Shruthi Aramandla’s education and her job are geared to New York City’s skyline. She did not want to go back to her native India and start all over again. Ms. Aramandla, 24, who has a master’s degree from the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University, […]

On October 19, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule to provide a longer period of Optional Practical Training (OPT) employment authorization to certain qualifying F-1 students. The proposed rule change will allow F-1 nonimmigrant student visa holders with degrees in science, […]

In 2008, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published an Interim Final Rule to extend the period of F-1 post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) from 12 months to 29 months for graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). On August 12, 2015, the U.S. District Court […]