Many people expected DHS would provide an update regarding OPT STEM Extension by end of September however this didn't happen.
As mentioned during my Teleconference on the impact of Washington Alliance of Technology Workers v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, I want to provide affected students with actions they can take to urge the Department of Homeland Security to re-issue the 2008 rule by February 2016.
Four Passaic County businesses have been cited this week for allegedly defrauding customers by providing immigration assistance services they were not legally permitted to provide, authorities said.
On Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will host a webinar for Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) users, titled “SEVIS Webinar: Optional Practical Training (OPT).” The webinar will stream from 2‑3:30 p.m. EDT and pre-registration is required.
Swaroop Venumbaka was thrilled to receive word from the State Department early last month that after eight years in the United States, he would finally be able to file his final paperwork to become a legal permanent resident on Oct. 1. He spent $2,600 on legal fees and medical exams, took three days off work to get his documents in order, and, most importantly, started planning to travel back to India so his parents could meet his 6-month-old son.
Congress allowed a fee intended to discourage outsourcing by companies that rely on H-1B visas to replace U.S. workers to expire Wednesday night.
In a breather for Indian IT firms, the "discriminatory" $2,000 H-1B fee mostly imposed on them has now lapsed in a Republican-majority US Congress.
In the United States, almost all colleges have a sophisticated orientation process for international students. At UTampa, the event lasts for about three days, going from registration, to security information, to group bonding activities. One would think that UT’s administration would mention all the necessary legal steps a student has to take to remain an authorized international student in the United States. Although the people at the Office of International Programs claim to mention everything in the orientation, several international students confirm that there are instances where the office has failed to provide adequate information about the most basic, yet important, regulation.
As an engineering student from a small town in India, Ishwar Meyyappan dreamed about helping his country develop its solar power capacity and in a more energy-efficient way.