Bloomberg Law
May 26, 2020, 3:13 PM

Colleges, Employers Fear Curbs to Foreign Student Job Program

Andrew Kreighbaum
Andrew Kreighbaum

Vibhu Varshney relocated from India to Tempe two years ago in part because of the quality of the computer science program at Arizona State University and in part because of the chance to train in Silicon Valley.

“Most of the cutting edge work is going on here,” he said.

After completing a master’s in computer science, Varshney will start an internship next month at PayPal through a program known as Optional Practical Training.

The program allows international students on F-1 visas to work for 12 months in their field in the U.S. or for up to three years if they ...

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