The Biggest Immigration Policy Changes Of 2018

By Nicole Narea (December 14, 2018, 3:00 PM EST) -- The Trump administration has unveiled sweeping policy changes across every immigration agency, impacting student visa holders, immigrants on certain public benefits, immigration court proceedings and unauthorized border-crossers over the past year.

Here, Law360 examines the major policy changes of 2018.

USCIS Policy Changes for Students

In April, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services made unannounced updates to its website indicating that its interpretation of a 2016 rule establishing the so-called STEM optional practical training program for F-1 student visa holders had changed. The program has given science, technology, engineering and math students work authorization for up to 24 months after graduating if...

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