ITServe welcomes clarified OPT rules

Students training under the program are no longer limited to training at the employer’s principal place for business   Ritu Jha   The US Citizenship and Immigration Services clarified the ‘reporting responsibilities for students and employers participating in the STEM OPT program,” a step welcomed by ITServe Alliance Inc, a non-profit organization with over 1,000 […]

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 […]