Feds Want More Time To Amend Foreign-Student OPT Regs

By Kevin Penton (January 15, 2016, 5:19 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security urged a D.C. federal court on Thursday to give it 90 more days to revise its optional practical training period regulations, as allowing them to expire next month would hurt tens of thousands of foreign students who rely on the rules to lawfully work as they study.

The DHS wants more time to recast a 2008 rule on optional practical training that a judge vacated in finding the proper rule-making process was not followed. Failing that, the agency urged the court to clarify that its action would not affect the legal status of F-1 student...

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