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New OPT STEM extension rules

by Jethro Beekman – Mar 9, 2016 . Filed under: English, Policy, Immigration, F-1 Visa, F-1 OPT.

Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that the new rules regarding the “Optional Practical Training STEM extension” for international students in the U.S. on F-1 visas will be published in the Federal Register on Friday. The new rules are a result of a lawsuit against DHS that would result in an invalidation of the old rules. The new rules are “better” in some respects and “worse” in others. In this blog post I will review some of the most important changes and how they will affect international students. Continue reading…Comments