UPDATE on new STEM OPT Rule

The new STEM OPT rule that we discussed here, is in final review by USCIS.  Expectations are that it should be published by March 10, 2016 with an effective date no later than May 10th, the last day of the hold issued by the Court.

At this point we do not know if any changes will be made to the rule as we described it previously, but as soon as the final rule is published we will make sure to let you know the final parameters of the new rule.

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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