Bloomberg Law
Oct. 19, 2018, 4:06 PM

DHS Seeks End to Lawsuit Over Foreign Student Training Program

Laura D. Francis
Laura D. Francis

The Department of Homeland Security is continuing to defend an international student work program that a group of U.S. tech workers say is creating extra job competition for them.

The agency asked a federal court in Washington Oct. 18 to ditch a lawsuit challenging the department’s authority to create the optional practical training program. The program allows foreign graduates of U.S. colleges and universities to work in the U.S. for a set period of time after graduation, while still maintaining their student visas.

The Washington Alliance of Technology Workers says the DHS doesn’t have the authority to create the program. ...