Newsletter - August 2015

Newsletter - August 2015
August 17, 2015

Federal Court Strikes Down STEM EADs

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On August 12, 2015, the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia ruled that a 2008 Department of Homeland Security rule extending the period of optional practical training (OPT) by 17-months for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students on F-1 visas was invalid, because DHS promulgated the rule without proper notice and comment. (more)

 

Questions & Answers: Visa Bulletin Progress and Projections

The Visa Bulletin is a monthly publication by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, a part of the Department of State.  Each month, a new VB lists cut-off dates for each green card category. (more)

 

PERM Stats: FY2015

The DOL recently released PERM statistics through the first three quarters of FY 2015, which began on October 1, 2014.  (more)