Law360: Tech Union Gets 2nd Chance To Fight Student Visa Extension

IRLI In The News

July 2, 2019

By Suzanne Monyak

A Washington, D.C., federal court on Monday revived a challenge to a student visa extension policy for foreign-born recent graduates with STEM degrees, giving a tech workers’ union a second crack at arguing that the visa policy unfairly forces its members to compete with foreign workers.

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton held that while it was too late to challenge the initial implementation of the student visa extension policy, known as Optional Practical Training, more than two decades ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s decision in 2016 to tack on another two years of work authorization for foreign-born science, technology, engineering and math graduates is fair game in court. Read the full story at Law360.

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