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Category: International Education

Immigration Law for International Students: Frequently Asked F-1/OPT Questions

Mar 29, 2021

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Last year, Kathleen spoke online to international students at Texas A&M. The questions they asked are common ones, so we’re running them in hopes that they help you with your situation. Our first batc...

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F-1 Students Experiencing OPT Delays May be Entitled to "Flexibilities"

Mar 2, 2021

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International students that come to the United States on an F-1 visa do so in part because they can qualify for optional professional training (OPT). That gives them a year—and up to two additio...

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Immigration Law for International Students: H-1B Visa Questions and Answers

Dec 1, 2020

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Recently, Kathleen Gasparian spoke via Zoom to international students that attend Texas A&M to answer their immigration questions. Since many of them are common questions that we get as immigration la...

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Did We Just See Positive Changes for International Education?

Jul 15, 2020

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This week we’ve seen a few positive signs on the international education front. Nothing’s great because, well, this is the Trump Administration, but they’re better than they were. - Immigration and...

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ICE Reversal on Online Classes Puts F-1 Students in an Unfair Bind

Jul 9, 2020

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Much of the work we do in our immigration law practice is with international students and higher education institutions. This spring has felt off-kilter not only because of the stay at home order in L...

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Getting the NAFSA National Feeling without NAFSA National

May 26, 2020

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The week of Memorial Day usually marks one of my favorite events—the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) annual conference. Sometimes I am lucky enough to present at this incredibly v...

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Good News in an FAQ from DHS on OPT

May 13, 2020

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You know you’re an immigration lawyer when an FAQ from the Department of Homeland Security regarding F-1 student and OPT issues during COVID-19 makes you happy. True, we may be punchy from all th...

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Employers, Administrators Need to Prepare for Site Visits

Jan 22, 2020

“Compliance” isn’t a dirty word, even if it makes employers and administrators nervous. As immigration lawyers who work with employers and institutions of higher learning, we help companies put proces...

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Visa Applicants' Social Media and Online Friends May Be Held Against Them

Sep 3, 2019

Earlier this summer, we wrote, “If you’re applying for a visa, you can make your immigration lawyer’s life easier and improve your chances of success if you think before you tweet.” We should have add...

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Jay Z Gets Involved with Education Abroad

May 15, 2019

Jay Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation has partnered with the Institute for International Education/Gilman International Scholarship Program to help students who might otherwise not be able to study abroad t...

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