U.S. Businesses And Universities Defend STEM OPT In Court

On June 21, 2021, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration and 151 colleges and universities filed an amicus curiae brief. The university signatories to the brief included Boston University, Carnegie Mellon, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Harvard, MIT, NYU, Princeton, UC-Berkeley, Yale and others.

The brief cited the educational benefits of OPT and STEM OPT. “This marriage of theory and practice sets U.S. graduates apart and equips them to tackle the greatest challenges of our time with creativity and common sense,” according to the brief.

Read the full article from Forbes here.