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STEM OPT Update

Posted By: Meg Elizabeth Dedyne    Published: Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016

As you may be aware that STEM OPT rules are in the process of change. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) now has until May 10, 2016 to implement a final STEM OPT rule.

The news comes after United States District Judge issued an order on Saturday, January 23, granting DHS motion for more time to complete the rule. The current STEM OPT rule, which created the 17-month extension of OPT for certain STEM fields, is now set to expire on May 10, 2016. In the meantime, DHS now plans on publishing its new final STEM OPT rule by March 11, 2016 with an effective date on or before May 10, 2016. 

OISS will provide further information on this matter as it becomes available.

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