BREAKING: US District Court grants USCIS additional 90 days in STEM OPT Case

The US District Court granted USCIS an additional 90 days (until May 10, 2016) to provide the new STEM OPT rule by extending its stay of the vacatur of the previous STEM OPT rule be stayed until that date as well (May 10, 2016).

This is a very good development as USCIS should be able to finish the work on its new STEM OPT rule and have it adopted prior to the old rule being vacated.  For those not familiar with the new proposed rule from USCIS in this matter, please see this blog post for details. This should mean that there will be no interruption for those currently on their STEM OPT extensions.  We will, of course, update you with any additional information as soon as it is available.

If you have any questions leave a comment below or send me an email.  Please remember, as always, this blog does not offer legal advice. If you need legal advice, consult with a lawyer instead of a blog. Thank you.

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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