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DHS begins conducting on-site inspections of F-1 STEM OPT employment

  1. Date Announced

    July 24, 2019

    The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) unit of ICE launches on-site inspections of STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) employment of certain F-1 trainees. ICE authority for site visits is pursuant to regulations governing the STEM OPT program revised May 2016 but no prior inspections occurred. [ID #561]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    July 24, 2019
Status: Reported
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: ICE USCIS

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