District Court Vacates 17 Month STEM OPT Program

The District Court for the District of Columbia held that a 2008 DHS interim final rule extending the period of post-graduation optional practical training (OPT) by 17 months for eligible STEM students on F-1 visas was invalid, because DHS issued the rule without notice and public comment. The court found, however, that vacating the rule immediately would cause substantial hardship for F-1...
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