DHS Renews Effort to Abuse Optional Practical Training Program to Circumvent Caps on Guest Workers,
In August, a federal judge ruled that the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to allow F-1 visa holders to work in the United States for up to 29 months after completing degrees in STEM fields failed to comply with the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) and gave the department until February to issue a new rule. Judge Ellen Huvelle issued that ruling in a suit brought by Washtech, an affiliate of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Washtech is represented by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), a public interest law firm associated with the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). … Read FAIR’s press release here.