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May. 17 2012

ICE Releases New STEM List for Foreign National Graduates

Topics: Immigration

U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement released an updated list of college majors that will qualify for an extension of the Optional Practical Training (OPT) work permit after a foreign national graduates college.  Those students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can qualify for a 17 month extension of their work permit, beyond the usual 12 month OPT period.  This allows employers more time flexibility in sponsoring the individual for an H-1B work visa.  For a full list of STEM majors, click here.  For  more information, contact Greg Berk, with CDF's Immigration Practice Group.

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Robin Largent represents employers, including major food and retail companies, in all types of employment litigation: wrongful termination, retaliation, breach of contract, wage and hour (California Labor Code) and unfair competition. She also regularly counsels and advises California employers on issues of compliance with California and federal employment laws.
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