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Lawsuit Over Foreign Graduate Work Program Remains Alive (1)

July 2, 2019, 2:45 PMUpdated: July 2, 2019, 6:05 PM

A group of U.S.-born tech workers can continue their challenge to the Homeland Security Department’s authority to issue a regulation allowing international students to work after graduation while still on their student visas.

A federal judge in Washington July 1 said the workers’ beef with the 1992 regulation establishing the optional practical training program can proceed even though the six-year statute of limitations for bringing a lawsuit had long passed.

When the DHS expanded the OPT program for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics graduates in 2016, it reanalyzed its authority to create OPT, thus creating a new window for litigation,...

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