Tech Union Slams DHS Bid To Expand Foreign Student Visas

Law360, New York (April 7, 2015, 2:07 PM EDT) -- A technology union challenging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s rule expanding the “optional practical training” program for certain science and tech F-1 students filed a response brief Monday in D.C. federal court, supporting the union's bid to strike down the rule and saying DHS has misinterpreted the complaint.

The Washington Alliance of Technology Workers clarified its allegations, telling the court that the scope of its complaint encompasses work performed by nonstudent foreigners after graduation and addresses the situation in which DHS authorizes foreigners to work on student visas after they complete their course of study.

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