Tech Union Blasts DHS’ Revised Work Rule For Foreign Grads

Posted by Badmus & Associates | Jun 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

The new rule extending work authorization for recent F-1 foreign grads in STEM fields is under attack again. The Washington Alliance of Technology Workers recently sued the government, claiming it exceeded its authority by allowing F-1 student to extend their initial 12-month Optional Practical Training, or OPT, period by an 24 months for a total of 36 months. The union claims that that the government's policy of allowing foreign students to work on student visas after graduation is unlawful.

In my opinion, the union won't win the lawsuit but I will monitor it closely.

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