USCIS asks Court to Extend Stay on STEM OPT

Just last week USCIS requested the Judge overseeing the case relating to STEM OPT extensions to extend the stay that vacated the rule until May 10, 2016.  Originally, the stay was set to expire (meaning that the STEM OPT rule would no longer be in effect, and the 17 months extension would be invalid) on February 12, 2016.  USCIS asked for the stay as it stated that it could not get through the over 50,000 comments it has received regarding the new rule it published recently in response to the Court Case.

We will update you on whether the Court grants the motion or not as soon as we hear.

Author: Adam Frank, Esquire

I am an immigration attorney with over 20 years of experience. I was graduated from Brandeis University undergrad in 1990 and then spent a year traveling around Central America. In 1991 I began attending the University of Baltimore School of Law and was graduated in 1994. I began working in Immigration Law in 1998 when I joined a small law firm and, in 2000 opened my own firm with my law partner Ed Leavy. Sadly, Ed passed away in 2011. I am still a partner in my own firm with my current partner Brendan Delaney. Our firm is Frank & Delaney Immigration Law, LLC.

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