Unfortunately, there is no update on the stem OPT Extension. DHS received >50,000 comments on the proposed rule and they need to review them in order to create a new rule. As a result, the Department of Homeland Security filed a motion requesting a delay for the STEM OPT termination deadline (2/12). They requested a new deadline date of May 10, 2016.
We continue to watch this carefully and will provide you with updates as they become available.
I know everyone is growing very concerned on what this all means and we hope they will have it resolved quickly!
If you would like to review further, please don’t hesitate to stop by or give me a call.