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Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) creates Optional Practical Training Employment Compliance Unit

  1. Date Announced

    Jan. 13, 2021

    The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has created an Optional Practical Training (OPT) Employment Compliance Unit to ensure that "the duties, hours, and compensation of a foreign student who participates in the program [are] commensurate with terms and conditions applicable to the employer’s similarly situated U.S. workers." The unit will work full-time on compliance "within OPT, the OPT extension, and Curricular Practical Training." The unit will publish its findings annually, with the first report scheduled for July 31, 2021. [ID# 1291]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Jan. 13, 2021
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: ICE DOL

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