USCIS defends changes in OPT rules

The agency said it aims to safeguard the immigration system and ensure US workers get the most protection   Ritu Jha   The memo that prohibits work-authorized students to take up jobs for third-party client site was carried out in response the President’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order, according to the US Citizenship and […]

USCIS sued over OPT rule changes

The suit argues that students on the program were peppered with requests for information and denied permission to work offsite   Ritu Jha The US Citizenship and Immigration Services has been sued for allegedly making unconstitutional changes in the “Optional Practical Training Extension for STEM Students (STEM OPT). The suit claims that the USCIS targets […]

Census citizenship query sparks anger

Court clearance for a hearing on the matter may stoke it further Ritu Jha   Civil rights organizations are happy with a New York federal court ruling permitting a hearing on the contentious idea of the Trump administration to add a question about people’s citizenship to the 2020 census. But many state attorneys general and […]

The “Stable Genius” Revealed

Frank Islam   Donald Trump has recently re-asserted that he is a “stable genius.” When we first heard Trump’s proclamation we thought he meant he was good at working in a building with stalls for horses. Seriously, we recognize that Trump intended to communicate that he was a rock steady person with a very high […]