Reuters: Work permits for U.S. student visa holders upheld by appeals court

IRLI In The News

October 6, 2022

By Daniel Weissner

A divided U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld the federal government’s decades-old practice of allowing student visa holders to remain in the U.S. and work after graduation, rejecting an advocacy group’s claims that the program displaces American tech workers.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in a 2-1 decision said a program most recently updated in 2016 allowing international students to work in their field of study for up to three years was within the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) authority to set the conditions of immigrants’ stay in the country.

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