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DHS Seeks End to Lawsuit Over Foreign Student Training Program

Oct. 19, 2018, 4:06 PM

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. ...