Union Takes OPT Extension Fight To DC Circ.

By Allissa Wickham (August 19, 2015, 9:15 PM EDT) -- A union fighting an extension of optional practical training for certain foreign students appealed a ruling against the program to the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday in an effort to "head off" replacement rules for the newly vacated policy, according to the group's attorney.

The Washington Alliance of Technology Workers has appealed an August 12 order that vacated a 2008 rule extending the OPT period for foreign students with science and math degrees by 17 months but allowed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to reissue the regulation through the "notice and comment" process.

John Miano, an attorney for WashTech, told Law360...

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