November 17, 2022
By Micah Danney
A technology workers’ union asked the full D.C. Circuit to reconsider a panel decision allowing science, technology, engineering and math graduates on student visas to work in the U.S., saying the panel granted the executive branch more power than Congress permitted.
The Washington Alliance of Technology Workers said the split 2-1 panel opinion last month gave “massive authority” to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security “without an express delegation by Congress” when the panel upheld the Optional Practical Training, or OPT, program’s extension of F-1 student visa status for up to three years after graduation.
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