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American Immigration Lawyers Association shares online resources to help understand new DHS final rule

On May 10, 2016, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) published the following announcement about online resources following the Department of Homeland Security’s new final rule affecting international students with Optional Practical Traning (OPT) based on completion of a U.S. degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM).  AILA’s announcement provides:

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) released a STEM OPT hub page on the Study in the States website [https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/stem-opt-hub], to help school officials, students, and employers understand the new DHS final rule on OPT for F-1 students. The website includes a transition plan and training plan, as well as FAQs. This resource page includes links to information found on the STEM OPT webpage, as well as resources from other sources.