OPT US immigration program safe for now

Miriam Feldblum, executive director of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, an association of college leaders focused on immigration policy, said: “The ruling is important because it provides a clear, coherent, strong opinion that makes clear the government’s authority to develop and implement OPT and STEM OPT programs.”

“Plus, it comes within the context of a new administration that has already signaled that they’re going to support practical training,” Feldblum added.

Ms Feldblum believes that the decision not to establish the OPT compliance unit was a strong indication that the Biden administration is going to back opportunities for international students to apply their learning and get involved in practical training.

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