Thomas Jensen

Thomas Jensen

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F-1 Optional Practical Training Proposed Rule Released; Work Authorization Expanded for STEM Students

The long-awaited proposed rule on F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) was published in the Federal Register on October 19, 2015, by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The proposed rule is titled “Improving and...more

10/30/2015 - CIP Colleges DHS E-Verify Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) F-1 OPT Proposed Regulation Rulemaking Process STEM Universities USCIS Visas

Early Immigration Action in New Congress

The 114th Congress recently took office, and there has already been action on the immigration front. The House voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) but to block President Obama’s recent executive actions on...more

1/21/2015 - Barack Obama DHS Executive Orders Green Cards Immigration Reform Legislative Agendas Visa Caps Visas

President's Immigration Executive Action Will Impact Employers

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced executive action to allow millions of undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States temporarily and apply for work authorization. This executive action also includes...more

11/25/2014 - Barack Obama DACA DAPA Deportation DHS Executive Orders Green Cards Immigration Procedures Immigration Reform STEM USCIS Visas

Immigration Reform Is Dead for 2014; President to Pursue Executive Options

House Speaker John Boehner has advised President Barack Obama that the House of Representatives will not take up immigration reform legislation in 2014. With that confirmation that there will be no immigration reform...more

7/2/2014 - Barack Obama Executive Powers Immigration Reform Legislative Agendas

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