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17 Month OPT extension for Certain Highly Skilled Students

Post by archigabe » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:19 pm

17-Month Extension of Optional Practical Training for Certain Highly Skilled Foreign Students
http://www.dhs.gov/xnews/releases/pr_1207334008610.shtm
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security released today an interim final rule extending the period of Optional Practical Training (OPT) from 12 to 29 months for qualified F-1 non-immigrant students. The extension will be available to F-1 students with a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics who are employed by businesses enrolled in the E-Verify program.

“This rule will enable businesses to attract and retain highly skilled foreign workers, giving U.S. companies a competitive advantage in the world economy,â€

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