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Federal Court Decision Puts F-1 Work Authorization in Jeopardy Unless DHS Works Fast!!!

Aug 14, 2015

On August 13, 2015, The US District Court for the District of Columbia dramatically curtailed immigration benefits that F-1 students have been relying on since 2008. In Washington Alliance of Technology Workers vs. US Department of Homeland Security, the District Court invalidated USCIS’s 2008 17-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension rule. The 2008 rule had 3 main benefits: (1) the rule allowed F-1 students with degrees in certain science, technology, engineering or math (STEM… Read More