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PhD Students May Get Exemption From H1B Cap

Posted on May 30, 2017

The STAPLE Act (Stopping Trained in America PhDs from Leaving the Economy) which was recently reintroduced in the House of Representatives proposes to grant H1B visas to all foreign students who have ... Read More

USCIS Releases Application Checklists to Assist Immigration Applicants

Posted on May 11, 2016

The United States Customs and immigration Service has announced the release of optional checklists to assist in the submission of two application form packages.  The checklists are part of a pilot ... Read More

Many Restrictions said to be Involved in the 3 Year OPT Extension for STEM Students

Posted on March 28, 2016

The previously announced three year extension to the Optional Practical Training (OPT) period for graduate students who are on an F1-Visa and enrolled in science, technology, engineering and math ... Read More

Work Term Extended to 3 Years for STEM F-1 Visa Students

Posted on March 14, 2016

On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security published amended regulations in the Federal Registry that effective May 10, 2016, foreign students who are enrolled at accredited universities ... Read More

STEM OPT Extensions in Jeopardy

Posted on August 17, 2015

On August 12, 2015, a Washington D.C. Federal Court Judge overruled the 17-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension for qualifying F1 students with STEM (science, technology, engineering, ... Read More