Reuters: FRI Case to Watch: Biz groups look to save foreign student work permits

IRLI In The News

June 25, 2021

By Daniel Wiessner

Business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have joined the Biden administration in urging a U.S. appeals court to uphold the federal government’s decades-old practice of granting work permits to student-visa holders after graduation, which an advocacy group claims displaces American tech workers.

The Washington Alliance of Technology Workers, or Washtech, is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to revive its lawsuit claiming the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program is beyond the government’s authority and flouts a federal law that sets limits on the number of visas that can be issued to foreign workers each year.

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