What You Need to Know about the WashTech Decision and it’s Impact on STEM Graduates and OPT

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If you’re reading this, you may already know about the WashTech decision issued in August 2015 (https://ecf.dcd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/show_public_doc?2014cv0529-43) and what it is about – an effort to prevent foreign students from being able to take advantage of the additional 17 month extension on their Optional Practical Training (“OPT”) if their field of study falls into the STEM category (science, technology, engineering, …

TPS Immigration Relief for Syrians!

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By:  Hiba Ghalib, Esq. Associate Attorney TPS (Temporary Protected Status) is a temporary immigration status available to foreign nationals present in the United States whose home countries are designated by the Department of State to be temporarily unsafe or extraordinarily dangerous.  On March 23, 2012, it was announced that Syria would join the list of nations currently designated TPS status.  During …

DHS Wants Your Comments On Immigration!

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Right now, the DHS is in the middle of its Quadrennial review, where, apparently all areas that DHS works on are subject to public comment and discussion. If you go to this page you can comment directly on a variety of DHS, including immigration issues. We understand that these comments are given directly to those in the highest levels of …