Started Jun 22, 2020 08:16PM UTC   •   Closed Jul 18, 2020 03:59AM UTC

Will the U.S. government cancel or shorten the 24-month STEM extension to the Optional Practical Training program by July 17, 2020?

Context. The Optional Practical Training (OPT) program allows international students holding F-1 visas to work in the U.S. for up to 12 months after completing their academic studies. Certain students with STEM degrees are eligible for a 24-month extension of the 12-month period. The U.S. government might cancel or shorten the 24-month extension option. On April 27, 2020, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf indicated OPT is an administration target.

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