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On Monday, November 30, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order that upholds U.S. Department of Homeland Security rules providing F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization eligibility for F-1 students and 24-month STEM OPT extensions of work authorization for F-1 students who graduated from qualifying STEM degree […]

After a week of outcry and a flurry of lawsuits, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has indicated it will rescind the guidance it previously issued on July 6, 2020 that would have required F-1 and M-1 international students to take in-person courses during the fall semester of 2020 despite the ongoing pandemic and new hot […]

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) received more than 200,000 H-1B petitions this cap season. After running both the Regular Cap lottery and the U.S. Master’s Cap lottery, the USCIS has begun issuing receipt notices. If this year is like previous years, this process will continue into June, and it will […]