December 1, 2020
By Suzanne Monyak
A D.C. federal judge on Monday upheld an Obama-era policy expanding postgrad work permits for international students with math and science degrees, delivering a win to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business associations that had jumped in to defend the program.
In a two-page order, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said he will reject a request by the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers, a union of U.S. tech workers, to strike down the Obama administration’s policy extending the work permit program, known as Optional Practical Training, for science, technology, engineering and math graduates.
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