DHS Granted Extension Until May 8, 2016 to Issue STEM OPT Extension Final Rule

January 26, 2016

On January 23, 2016, the presiding judge of the US District Court for the District of Columbia, in the case of Washington Alliance of Technology Workers v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, granted the DHS’s motion to extend its deadline for publishing the STEM OPT Extension Final Rule until May 8, 2016, noting that  in light of the “unexpected and unprecedented” 50,500 public comments received in response to DHS’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on October 19, 2015, “extraordinary circumstances” existed that warranted modifying the court’s previous order pursuant to Rule 60(b)(6).  The complete decision can be found here

 


TAGS: , , ,

Related News

November 7, 2018

LHSC named among 2019 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

We are proud to announce that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have named Landau, Hess, Simon & Choi  in the…More


August 15, 2018

USCIS Revises Policy for F, M, and J Nonimmigrants

USCIS has announced an important policy change as to how the agency will start counting “unlawful presence” for 3 visa…More


November 30, 2017

USCIS Issues Guidance on DACA Renewals Affected by Mail Service Delays

The USCIS issued the following alert earlier today: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received reports that the U.S….More

 
Image Image Image Image