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On January 28, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia upheld the 2016 Optional Practical Training (OPT) regulation that enables graduates of science, technology, engineering, and math degree programs to qualify for an additional two years of OPT work authorization beyond the normal one-year limitation.  The court ruled that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had the authority […]

Stuart Anderson, Forbes U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reversed itself by eliminating language from its website aimed at preventing international students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Optional Practical Training (OPT) from working for companies at third-party locations. The USCIS change may have been in response to […]

By David McCann, CFO Magazine Regardless of daily news headlines, there should still be a place in this world for common sense. Even some conservative-leaning organizations are critical of the import tariffs the Trump Administration has levied on a number of the United States’ closest allies. But it’s not my […]

The annual H-1B quota is perennially oversubscribed.  In fact, in the first week that new H-1B petitions are allowed each year, the number of H-1B petitions received is more than twice the number that could be approved under the quota for the entire year.  This less than 50 percent chance […]