OPT flexibilities set out but “much more” needed to clear backlogs

“We are very gratified and relieved that USCIS has taken action to provide much needed flexibility and protection for the international students applying for OPT who were put in precarious situations that threatened their futures in the US for no fault of their own,” said Miriam Feldblum, executive director at the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration.

“The administration is listening and is trying to undo damage, and make positive changes,” she continued.

“Of course, there is so much more to do to relieve backlogs, lift travel restrictions, open up appointments, provide greater flexibility in visa processes, and so on to truly enable international student admissions to ramp back up, and support international students who are seeking to come study in the US as well as those who are seeking to stay and participate in OPT and STEM OPT and contribute to our communities and economy.”

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