International Entrepreneur Rule

On August 31, 2016, USCIS published a proposed rule in the Federal Register, 81 FR 60129, titled the International Entrepreneur Rule. The proposed rule is open for Public Comment for a Period of 45 days. This new rule is intended to allow

24-Month STEM OPT Rule Is FINAL!

On March 11, 2016, the 24-month STEM OPT Final Rule was published in the Federal Register (81 FR 13039). HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NEW RULE• 24-month STEM OPT rule is effective Tuesday, May 10, 2016 -- The OPT extension period for STEM

H-1B Cap Case Update

The H-1B filing period for Cap Cases (Fiscal Year 2017 Cases) was open from April 1 to April 7, 2016. GLF filed most of its H-1B cap cases (95%+) on the very first day, April 01, 2016. The remaining few cases

DHS Publishes Stem opt extension rule

On August 20, 2015, GLF had discussed the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia decision in Washington Alliance of Technology Workers (WashTech) v. DHS that vacated the 17-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension rule for Science, technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

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