At Antonini & Cohen, we work with many clients who are obtaining temporary visas for themselves or for family members. But there are almost as many visas as there...
Department of Labor (DOL) Will Investigate Labor Violations Aggressively and Can Provide Immigration Protection to Foreign National Victims
The Department of Labor (DOL) announced last week that they will begin more aggressively confronting visa program fraud and abuse. This change involves three parts:
- More aggressive enforcement of the non-immigrant visa program
- Prioritizing and publicizing investigations
- Prosecuting violators of the visa programs
U.S. Citizenship and immigration Services recently announced a new Work Permit (EAD) Process for Abused H-4’s and other Non-Immigrant Dependent Spouses. Please keep reading for more details and answers to frequently asked questions!
What is OPT?
Foreign students in the US on F-1 visas are usually eligible for a one year work permit after graduation, referred to as Optional Practical Training or OPT. F-1 students request OPT through their school’s international student office. If you are a F-1 student with a STEM degree (i.e. Science, Technology, Engineering, Math fields), you may be eligible for a 17 month STEM extension through an employer enrolled in E-verify.