OPT STEM Program Upheld by Federal Court

The Federal Court of Appeals for Washington D.C. upheld a lower Court decision and ruled that both the OPT and STEM OPT programs were lawfully enacted. This case arose from a lawsuit initiated by a group of union tech workers in 2008 arguing that any type of OPT program created by the DHS exceeded the… Continue reading OPT STEM Program Upheld by Federal Court

17 Month OPT STEM Extension Dead ?

Last week, a federal judge ruled that the 17 mo. STEM extension rule which went into effect in 2008 was issued in circumvention of federal law specifically, that it was issued without the proper notice and comment required under the Administrative Procedures Act. Many in the staffing community wonder where this judge and reasoning were… Continue reading 17 Month OPT STEM Extension Dead ?