USCIS announces ‘flexible measures’ to clear backlogs for OPT students

Students who receive approval for less than the full amount of OPT time requested due to the 14-month time limit will be able to request a correction, while those whose applications were submitted on time but rejected, and who were then left unable to reapply because of processing delays, will also be able to file again.

“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.

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