|USCIS Clarifies Eligibility Requirements for STEM OPT Extension|
Nicole Brooks, Justin Coffey, Ceridwen J. Koski, Whitney Larson, Stephen D. Parker; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
November 25, 2013, previously published on November 20, 2013A recent interim policy memorandum, released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), clarifies the degree completion requirements for the 17-month extension of Optional Practical Training (OPT) available to F-1 students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics...
|The Federal Government Reopens: An Update on Immigration Processing|
Stephen D. Parker; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 22, 2013, previously published on October 18, 2013The government officially reopened on October 17, 2013 after a shutdown that started on October 1. The shutdown had substantial immigration consequences for employers. At least some of these issues have been resolved as outlined below.
|FAQs on Immigration Processing During the Federal Government Shutdown|
Charles Edward Gillman, Ceridwen J. Koski, Stephen D. Parker; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 8, 2013, previously published on October 3, 2013As of the evening of October 3, 2013, Congress has not yet reached an agreement to fund the federal government. As a result, some federal agencies that rely solely on government funding cannot provide services and have been partially shut down. Those agencies that receive funding from fees or other...