US ICE Announced Expanded List of STEM Degree Programs

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has published an expanded list of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degree programs that qualify F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) students to extend their OPT for another 17 months. Under the OPT program, foreign graduates may obtain up to one year of post-graduation work authorization in the US READ MORE

Proposal to White House to Extend Student Work Status

According to Computerworld, H-1B visa supporters have asked the Bush administration to extend the time that foreign graduates of U.S. universities can work pursuant to the optional practical training (OPT) of their F-1 student visas from one year to 29 months.  This plan would not increase H-1B numbers but ultimately increase their chances of obtaining an READ MORE