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Monthly Archives: October 2015

STEM OPT regulation is coming soon

In response to a federal court decision, the DHS has made it a priority to introduce new proposed rulemaking on STEM EADs. A federal court found that the prior rule was invalid on procedural grounds because the government did not go through the proper notice and comment period. This new proposed rule should be released in the next month or so.

EADs for I-140 beneficiaries and other good news

USCIS has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking allowing certain beneficiaries of approved I-140s to obtain work authorization, clarifying the meaning of portable work authorization and removing restrictions on the ability to change jobs, as well as providing relief to certain individuals with long pending adjustments.  The notice indicates that the actual proposed rule would be released next spring and a final rule would take affect  fall of next year or later.

Work with your attorney to monitor this development.