OPT Extension Is Hurting Us, Tech Workers Tell DC Circ.

By Matthew Bultman (February 4, 2016, 3:22 PM EST) -- Technology workers fighting the extension of optional practical training for certain foreign students made their final pitch to the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday, arguing the federal government has attacked their case with invented arguments.

The Washington Alliance of Technology Workers is seeking review of an Aug. 12 order from U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle. The order vacated a 2008 rule extending the OPT period for foreign students with science- and math-related degrees by 17 months, but allowed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to reissue the regulation through the notice and comment process.

DHS last month said the district court...

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