Bollyinside: Union in the technology sector calls for Supreme Court to revoke program for migrant graduate work

IRLI In The News

May 23, 2023

By Delia Reynolds

US tech workers are urging the Supreme Court to reject an Obama-era expansion of the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, which allows foreign student visa holders to work in the US for a year after graduating. The Washington Alliance of Technology Workers claims that the scheme lets some 200,000 migrants compete against Americans for jobs in US firms.

However, defenders of the program say it lets migrants gain real-world work experience in their field of study while letting US tech firms access fresh talent. The case highlights concerns that Americans are losing jobs to foreigners, and that federal government agencies exceed their powers by imposing rules that should be passed by Congress.

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