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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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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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Proposal in the Pipeline Would Harm Economy, Education, and States

Jun 9, 2020

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The president hasn’t had a good news cycle for a few months now, so it’s no surprise that he may be returning to the nationalist bread and butter that united his base voters in 2016. Immigration lawye...

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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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Looking Ahead to 2020 in Immigration

Jan 7, 2020

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When people look into the crystal ball to see the future of immigration in 2020, they don’t see anything pretty. The president has found that his core constituency responds well to anti-immigrant rhet...

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Good Reception at NAFSA

Jul 26, 2019

Shopping for school supplies got me thinking about the upcoming school year, which in turn got me thinking about the importance of NAFSA —the Association of International Educator—to inter...

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F-1 Students and “Cap-Gap”

Oct 4, 2018

Recently, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services posted a reminder to F-1 students: F-1 students who have an H-1B petition that remains pending on Oct. 1, 2018, risk accruing unla...

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